Trump hosts Australian prime minister for White House state dinner

A closer look at Jenny Morrison and Melania Trump’s heels.				CREDIT Shutterstock

A closer look at Jenny Morrison and Melania Trump’s heels. CREDIT Shutterstock

Prime Minister Scott Morrison - who the USA president dubbed a "man of titanium" when they met at the White House - will join Mr Trump to open billionaire businessman Anthony Pratt's newest factory in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived for a glitzy White House state dinner honoring the land Down Under.

Meanwhile Melania looked sensational in a pale blue fitted dress, which beautifully complimented Jenny's choice of outfit for the momentous occasion.

He also said the Rose Garden state dinner "will be quite something". The U.S. military is providing the entertainment.

A closer look at Melania Trump and Jenny Morrison’s heels.				CREDIT Shutterstock
A closer look at Melania Trump and Jenny Morrison’s heels. CREDIT Shutterstock

The entree of Dover sole was served with a fennel mousseline and summer squash blossoms.

The White House says the Trumps gave the Morrisons a custom-made leather photo album hand-inscribed with 23-karat gold and a Tiffany & Co. pewter bowl engraved with the presidential seal and the signatures of both Trumps.

As Mr Morrison arrived in Washington on Thursday night, he said he looked forward to celebrating 100 years of "mateship" between the USA and Australia. He had said earlier today that he would love to attend the 2019 President's Cup golf tournament in Australia in December, if his schedule will allow it. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo) Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, and Maria Ryan arrive for the state dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House, on September 20, 2019, in Washington.

In return, Prime Minister Morrison praised the first lady's "quiet grace" and toasted to 100 years of mate ship between the United States and Australia.

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Australian professional golfer Greg Norman, a friend and sometime golf partner of Mr Trump's, said he would be among the state dinner guests.

The welcoming ceremony included Marine Band performances of the national anthem of both countries and a 19-gun salute and inspection of troops.

Music wafted across the South Lawn below an illuminated White House as guests descended the outside staircases to join the garden party.

Morrison has just arrived in the USA and is taking part in a number of festivities over the course of his week-long visit - including a state dinner.

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Beyond socializing, the leaders held talks Friday on military, intelligence and economic issues, focusing on the Indo-Pacific region.

He also said the world is a better place with the USA, and that the two nations "see the world through the same lens".

Dinner centerpieces were made using more than 2,500 yellow California roses and Australia's national flower, the golden wattle, while the garden itself was decorated with white and yellow roses.

The Australian president additionally attended a State Division luncheon hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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When it comes to state dinners, Trump seems to prefer being on the receiving end.

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