Trumps host congressional picnic, complete with ferris wheel
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump (L), Vice President Mike Pence (2nd-R) and Karen Pence host a congressional picnic for members of Congress and their families at the White House on Friday. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI |
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, attends the congressional picnic. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI |
Members of the Secret Service stand watch over the congressional picnic. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI |
The Trumps revived the picnic — complete with a ferris wheel — after skipping the annual tradition last year.
“Let us put politics aside and let us enjoy the company of our friends and, to some extent, our competition but that’s OK,” the president said.
“My husband and I are looking forward to tomorrow’s congressional picnic,” Melania Trump said Thursday. “It’s an opportunity for elected officials to put aside differences and come together as a community.”