Obama hosts his final state dinner, describes moment with Italian PM Renzi as 'bittersweet'


The sound of herald trumpets and a full dose of pomp and pageantry on the South Lawn were orchestrated to welcome Renzi, one of the few world leaders to receive such a reception from the White House. Reuters


Obama said it was a "bittersweet moment" describing their official visit and the final state dinner of Obama's presidency. Reuters



President Obama raised a toast to Prime Minister Renzi, celebrating strong partnership across a range of issues including growth and job creation. Reuters


"We've saved the best for last," Obama said, grinning. Reuters

Updated Date: Oct 19, 2016 14:01 PM

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