FW: FLOTUS pool report #2

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Subject: FLOTUS pool report #2

Guests began arriving at the State Dinner at about 6:45 pm.

After they were introduced, some posed for photos and chatted, though most walked straight to the dinner without stopping.

Actor Mike Myers, sporting snow white hair, said this was his first State Dinner.
"I'm just so proud to be Canadian and American, the pomp and the ceremony of it all. When I lived in Canada, Pierre Trudeau was my prime minister for 14 years and he was my hero...Now, I'm thrilled to have his son as my prime minister. I think it's going to be a great time for Canada and a great time for Canadian-U.S. relations."
On the presidential race, Myers joked "Is there a debate tonight?"
"One of the things that Canada can offer the world is civility and one of the great legacies that Canada may leave is the strength of the democracy is not how we agree but how well you disagree."
When asked about Americans saying they want to leave the US if Donald Trump is elected, he said "We'll take you all."
"During the war of 1812, we got Detroit and gave it back to you guys."

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, wearing a stunning silver dress with a plunging neckline. They declined to answer questions, saying they were
just going to do photos tonight. Lively did tell us who she was wearing: Ralph & Russo and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, also wearing silver, and accompanied by her husband, was asked who she wanted to see tonight. She replied Barack and
Michelle Obama and then quickly added the prime minister.

Other me who went by but didn't stop: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

More quotes to come.

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Anita Kumar
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McClatchy Newspapers
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