Here are the 21 best photos from Macron and Trump’s historic state visit

French President Emmanuel Macron and first lady Brigitte Macron arrived Monday for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump‘s first state visit.

The heads of state met to discuss Iran, trade, and other future policy plans. They also planted a tree, witnessed a major Melania fashion moment, and reveled in their bromance.

Here are the best photos from the historic state visit:


The Macrons arrived on Monday.

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They deplane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
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Macron may be the world leader Trump is closest to. Their bromance, as many have called it, has been on full display throughout the visit.

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Trump and Macron planted Macron’s gift, a sapling, on the White House’s South Lawn. The oak tree comes from a forest in France where US Marines fought a famous World War I battle.

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A number of trees planed outside the White House are gifts from world leaders.
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The two couples were caught preparing to have their picture taken at Mount Vernon, where they had dinner Monday night.

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Mount Vernon was the home of former President George Washington.
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On Tuesday, the presidents and their first ladies greeted crowds at Macron’s formal arrival ceremony.

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They waved from the White House balcony.
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Macron greeted Melania with a kiss on the hand.

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Melania met Macron when she and Trump visited Paris last summer.
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The internet went nuts over Melania’s Hervé Pierre hat.

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Nearly 500 members from all five military branches, plus Cabinet secretaries and honored guests, gathered on the South Lawn for the traditional “Review of the Troops.”

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Trump and Macron had private meetings in Oval Office on Tuesday. The US president led his French counterpart across the White House portico.

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Trump brushed a piece of dandruff off Macron’s shoulder in front of the press, saying, “We have to make him perfect. He is perfect.”

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“We do have a very special relationship,” Trump said.
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They clearly found something amusing.

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The two presidents also shared a long, extended handshake-hug-kiss at a joint press conference on Tuesday. The two have a history of awkward handshakes.

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The Trumps welcomed the Macrons to the White House for the State Dinner Tuesday night.

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After enjoying cocktails together upstairs in the residence, the Trumps and Macrons descended the grand staircase to greet their guests.

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The guest list was filled with high-profile titans of business and finance, with many Wall Street CEOs in attendance.

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Inside, Melania and White House staff chose a cream and gold color scheme, which matched Brigitte’s dress.

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The State Dining Room was filled with more than 2,500 stems of white sweet peas and nearly 1,000 stems of white lilac.

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Trump and Macron each gave a toast highlighting the two countries’ longstanding alliance.

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On Wednesday, Macron addressed a joint meeting of Congress. His speech was full of subtle shots at Trump’s worldview, calling on the US to reject “isolationism” and “extreme nationalism.”

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“Our people cherish the friendship of the American people with as much intensity as ever,” Macron said in his speech. “What we cherish is at stake. What we love is in danger. We have no choice but to prevail — and together, we shall prevail.”

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Macron got lots of applause from lawmakers.
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With them being so close, that will certainly be the case.

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Trump and Macron during their handshake-hug on Tuesday.
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