The President has broken with tradition and will exclude the media and members of the opposition party when French President Macron is hosted for dinner next Tuesday. It is the Trump administration's first state dinner, fifteen months into his term in office. Obama's first dinner was 11 months into his term and the guest list was around 350. Trump for once seems to think less is more. Or his wife does. Melania's office is in charge of the planning. LOL at the part of the excerpt I bolded below... https://www.politico.com/story/2018...ts-and-media-out-of-first-state-dinner-540815 In total, only about 150 people are expected to attend next week’s dinner. Ryan; the two Republican senators from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy; and House Foreign Affairs Chair Ed Royce will be the only members of Congress attending, according to a person familiar with the guest list. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was invited, but will not be able to attend, his office said. With Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida this week, some aides were concerned that he might extend invitations to friends and admirers he happened to see there, according to a person familiar with planning.