From: Nadia Bilbassy [mailto:email@example.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
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