Obama: 'We saved the best for last' at final state dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bittersweet" was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama's final State Dinner.
"We saved the best for last," he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House.
He wasn't joking.
The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soiree was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people).
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