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tidbits that you shared with us about what it takes to pull off a state dinner so thank you so much. jessica thank you, greta. >> host: it is not over for the white house staff for the trump administration. the president and first lady their state dinner, the first four president trump in first lady melania trump is underway at the white house and we are waiting for them to give those traditional toasts. we will bring them to you here on the c-span network. we are going to say goodnight for now and we'll tryry
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>> we are profoundly honored to host you and our entire delegation for our state dinner.
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to america's absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember. [applause] tonight, we celebrate two and a half centuries of friendship between the united states and france. yesterday, we had a wonderful visit to mount vernon, a place very special in this truly remarkable friendship.
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it was there that general george washington finalized battle yorktown,victory at many victories. it was after the war general named his only son toer washington as a tribute respect and love for his dear friend. there at to mount vernon, hanging on the ball for all to see is the key to the
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bastille, a gift from my to washington. this tool had become a symbol of liberty for the desire that burns brightly in the heart of every american patriot. this is the flame which victor hugo wrote, that evil can never wholly extinguished and fat to good ted make to blow the splendor. good can make to glow the splendor. the flame that spurred american soldiers to joke --
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join the french on the battlefield of world war i, that is spurred the french resistance gaullelped charles de rally his country in 1940. defeatns took up arms to fascism in world war ii and this is the conviction that unites french and american souls as we work every day to build a future that is prosperous and free. the veins that when carnations are forged in battle,
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strengthened to a trial, and defined by timeless principles that make us who and what we are. respect for our life, love for our neighbors, pride in our and crazy and the glory of god. so tonight i ask we raise our tosses as i offer this toast brigette,macron,
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their delegation, and every proud citizen of france. our kinship grow stronger and may our sacred liberty never died. france, ouru, alliance, and god bless america. [applause]
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president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] mr. president, dear donald. madame first lady, melania, ladies and gentlemen and friends. it is an honor for me to be here with you in this veterinary place, the white house, for this dinner surrounded by friends of friends, who you were so kind to invite. president macron: [speaking french]
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>> [translation] this white house full of history, that the british burned down in 1850, and i say this in the most amicable way james monroe had the , brilliant idea decorating with french furniture. a man of faith. in fact, he was a former ambassador to paris. president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] dear melania, thanks to the gift you kindly gave us this morning. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] mr. president, you just reminded us like we did earlier this morning, how deep, how strong and how intense the relationship is between our two countries. president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] this relationship, from the very beginning, is rooted in revolution that saw the both of the united states of america and the revolution that freed us. all along our history and the
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wars we have led together for freedom and to defend our values, this relationship, which is based on all of our values. president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] and tonight, my thoughts go to the young lafayette who came to risk his life because of his love for freedom. and my thoughts also go to the tens of thousands of american soldiers, young soldiers gave
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-- who gave their lives during world war i and world war ii on the soil that was not theirs, but for these freedoms which they cherished and which was theirs. president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] we have always been there for the appointments of this joint history. this is the reason why today we have no alternative but to be there also for an appointment with history. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] there is a joint willingness on both sides of the atlantic ocean to build our countries, to make them stronger, greater you would say, and more solid. but let us not forget that our task, accordingly, is to always be more ambitious. our task at the head of the united states, and at the head of france, is also about the search of universality, when too many generations sacrifice themselves.
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president macron: [speaking in french] >> [translation] these values that we support, ladies and gentlemen, you very much represent them, you who are here with us tonight. in the field of culture, the economic life, political life, or diplomacy, there is always this little extra, which you represent because you are french, because you are american. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] this is the reason why, mr. president, we have decided to work together for both our countries, and also because this duty is about something that goes beyond us. this is also the reason why our military took legitimate action a few days ago. this is also the reason why we will work for stability and to preserve all values. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] this is the , we both mr. president have to deal with history that goes beyond us. the duty that is ours. and many commend our friendship, but i think it only helps us to work together toward these goals. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] on both sides of the oceans, some two years ago, very few would have bet on us being here together today. as a matter of fact, we share the same determinations and the willingness to serve both our countries, your country, my country, and the rest of the world. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] i got to know you, you got to know me, we both know that none of us easily centers his mind. but, we will work together and we have this ability to listen to one another. this is the reason why our relationship will serve a strong history. we are also aware of the challenges ahead of us. we will keep working together. i would like to thank you for this, as well as for this invitation. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] mr. president, dear donald, dear melania, thank you, thank you for honoring france, me and my wife and the french delegation with this whichstate visit, commemorates the quality of our two countries. in turn, please allow me to raise my glass. president macron: [speaking in french]
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>> [translation] please allow me to raise my glass to all of our fellow citizens on both sides of the ocean who fought for our values. please allow me to raise my glass. we have to be up to the debts that we owe them and up to the sacrifice. please allow me to raise my lass to the iraq couple --
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irrevocable friendship between france and the united states. [applause] announcer: in his weekly address, president trump talks about prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction. senator jean shaheen gives the democrat -- jeanne shaheen gives the democratic weekly address. she talks about health care law. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] trump: it is great to be with you. i want to talk about opioid addiction, which claimed hundreds of lives every day in 2016.


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