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

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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

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

 

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

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


Updated Date: Oct 19, 2016 14:01 PM

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