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President Trump hosts annual Governor’s Ball

President Donald Trump and Melania hosted the 2018 Governors’ Ball at the White House on Sunday night. 

And while the event was hosted for the governors and their spouses from around the country, the first lady stole the show in a floor-length black length dress. 

Photos from the event show Melania beaming and sparkling as she met and conversed with lawmakers from all 50 states.

The president used the event as an opportunity to bring up school safety in the wake of the Florida shooting. Trump said ahead of time he would bring the subject of the school shooting to the attention of the governors.

‘I think we’ll make that first on our list because we have to end our country of what’s happening with respect to that subject,’ he said in a brief address to his guests, according to The Hill. 

President Donald trump and First Lady Melania Trump are pictured entering the East Room of the White House to a standing ovation

Melania stunned at the event in a floor-length all black lace gown as she mingled with the different Republican and Democrat lawmakers from all around the country

Melania stunned at the event in a floor-length all black lace gown as she mingled with the different Republican and Democrat lawmakers from all around the country

Melania looks charmed as she beams from ear to ear during a conversation with one of the attendees at the 2018 Governors' Ball

Melania looks charmed as she beams from ear to ear during a conversation with one of the attendees at the 2018 Governors’ Ball

President Donald Trump used Sunday night's annual Governors' ball as an opportunity to bring up school safety in the wake of the Florida shooting

President Donald Trump used Sunday night’s annual Governors’ ball as an opportunity to bring up school safety in the wake of the Florida shooting

The president said ahead of the night's event he would bring the subject of the school shooting to the attention of the governors. He is pictured giving the night's opening remarks 

The president said ahead of the night’s event he would bring the subject of the school shooting to the attention of the governors. He is pictured giving the night’s opening remarks 

One of those in attendance was Florida governor Rick Scott, who Trump took a moment to thank personally in light of the tragic massacre. He told the governor he’s doing a ‘great job.’

Trump also took the time to tout his administration’s achievements – particularly the rolling back of regulations and the tax overhaul. He said he’s proud of all of the country’s governors, calling them ‘special people’ who do an ‘incredible job.’

But ultimately, the night was about giving Democrat and Republican lawmakers and their spouses from around the country the opportunity to meet and socialize.   

Photos from the black tie dinner, which was held in the East Room of the White house, show Trump in his go-to Tuxedo next to a beaming Melania in a floor-length black lace gown

Photos from the black tie dinner, which was held in the East Room of the White house, show Trump in his go-to Tuxedo next to a beaming Melania in a floor-length black lace gown

Melania stole the show at the bureaucratic evening's event with her signature hairdo and stunning snug fitting dress 

Melania stole the show at the bureaucratic evening’s event with her signature hairdo and stunning snug fitting dress 

One of those in attendance was Florida governor Rick Scott, who Trump took a moment to thank personally in light of the tragic massacre. He told the governor he's doing a 'great job'

One of those in attendance was Florida governor Rick Scott, who Trump took a moment to thank personally in light of the tragic massacre. He told the governor he’s doing a ‘great job’

Trump is pictured raising his water glass during a toast at Sunday night's Governors' ball. He is flanked by lawmakers from around the country who he will host a meeting with on Monday

Trump is pictured raising his water glass during a toast at Sunday night’s Governors’ ball. He is flanked by lawmakers from around the country who he will host a meeting with on Monday

The dinner is generally open to all press, but was changed this year to only be open to certain journalists.

According to a pool report which was posted late Saturday night, the press schedule listed several publications and news network for an 11am call time, reported Inquisitr.

But on the same report, under the 6.45pm event time was a note that said the evening will be closed to the press. 

The report was later followed up by a new draft, which read: ‘Updated Daily Guidance and Press Schedule for Sunday, February 25.’ The updated draft included news about an ‘in-house pool spray’ that would take place at the event. 

The publications listed in the updated report included the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, Agence France-Presse, the New York  Times, USA Today, CNN and the ‘Voice of America’ radio show. All of the networks were allowed to chronicle the event. 

Trump will host the governors for a ‘business session’ at the White House at some point on Monday.   

Ultimately the night was about giving Democrat and Republican lawmakers and their spouses from around the country the opportunity to meet and socialize

Ultimately the night was about giving Democrat and Republican lawmakers and their spouses from around the country the opportunity to meet and socialize

Trump also took the time to tout his administration's achievements - particularly the rolling back of regulations and the tax overhaul. He said he's proud of all of the country's governors, calling them 'special people' who do an 'incredible job' 

Trump also took the time to tout his administration’s achievements – particularly the rolling back of regulations and the tax overhaul. He said he’s proud of all of the country’s governors, calling them ‘special people’ who do an ‘incredible job’ 

President Donald Trump is pictured with Nevada Governor and Chair of the National Governor's Association Brian Sandoval as they take their seats for the event's dinner 

President Donald Trump is pictured with Nevada Governor and Chair of the National Governor’s Association Brian Sandoval as they take their seats for the event’s dinner 

The event was initially going to be closed to the press, but an updated pool alert noted that certain publications would be allowed in to cover the evening's affairs 

The event was initially going to be closed to the press, but an updated pool alert noted that certain publications would be allowed in to cover the evening’s affairs 



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