FW: Foreign pool report # 4 state dinner toast .

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From: Nadia Bilbassy [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 10:14 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. N. EOP/WHO ; Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO ; Gabriel, Brian A. EOP/WHO
Subject: Foreign pool report # 4 state dinner toast .

Pool was taken into a beautifully decorated huge tent with Chiffon like material ceiling lined up with little lights resembling stars .  It was at the end of the White House garden opposite the Fontaine .

Guests were already seated . Spotted , Victoria Nuland , Assistant Secretary for European Affairs in a blue gown .

The tables looked stunning with cubed ice and different colored flowers of pink and mauve and light red . Beeswax candles adorned each table . Guests of 6 sat opposite each other's .  They were also beautiful white longer stem bushy flowers on each side of the tent but not on the tables in the middle .

POTUS welcomed the Nordic leaders making jokes bout the Viking and their table manners and their outfit . He said that hopes that his guests "will behave better tonight ".He joked about the most popular TV show in Norway which is about nonstop wild fire burning . He said that the Nordic countries compete about who the happiest among them . He also mentioned a Danish philosopher who influenced the civil rights movement in the US .

POTUS said that he values the friendship and alliances of the Nordic countries.

The president invited the Prime Minister of Iceland to speak first , then the Prime Minister of Denmark . Both made jokes about punching above heir weight .

The Danish PM talked about heritage and contribution to the US . He reminded the guests that Scarlet Johsnson was of Danish origin but "Norway gave you Carl Rove ." The audiences laughed .

The funny lines of the Danish PM promoted POTUS to come back to stage and suggest that he should be the next comedian at the next White House Correspondents dinner .

The Prime Minister of Denmark called Obama " the best President you have ever had ",  addressing the US citizens I guess  . He also made a joke about Donald but it turned out it was about Donald Tusk  the President of the EU  Commission . He gave POTUS an advice " take up cooking " once he leaves the White House .

A full transcript will follow .

Good night and good luck .

Nadia Bilbassy -Charters
Bureau Chief
Alarabiya Washington
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