Melania Trump Chooses Clinton China Again For Australia State Dinner Despite Donald's Dislike of Hillary

For the second state dinner she is hosting, first lady Melania Trump has chosen to again use china from a first family her husband, President Donald Trump, despises: the Clintons.

On Thursday, Melania Trump released details for Friday's state dinner being held Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife via a White House press release.

"The china settings for the baseplate and dinner service will consist of alternating patterns from the administrations of Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush," the press release stated. It provided no further details on the china.

Trump seemingly didn't see a need for a change from the first state dinner she hosted at the White House in April 2018. At that dinner, held for French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, food was served on plates commissioned during the tenures of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton.

"The color scheme is cream and gold, and the china settings consist of the Clinton china for the baseplate, along with both Bush (43) and Clinton china for the dinner service," a White House press release stated at the time.

In 2000, during her time as first lady, Clinton approved commissioning the china to celebrate the White House's 200th anniversary. The Clinton china was the first service plate with the White House image at the center.

Spokespeople for Melania Trump did not immediately respond for a request for comment from Newsweek on Friday morning.

Friday's menu will feature sunchoke ravioli, Dover sole and apple tart for dessert.

"The menu pays homage to Australia's special blend of culinary adaptations from its various cultures, not unlike the diverse food traditions of the United States," the White House press release states.

The dinner will have a decor theme of green and gold, which Trump chose in order to pay homage to Australia's national colors.

Details for the state dinner "were all carefully selected by the first lady to reflect the strong ties between the United States and Australia," according to the press release.

"The first family warmly welcomes the Prime Minister and Mrs. Morrison," the release states, "And looks forward to strengthening one of America's most important and enduring relationships."

As of late morning Friday, Trump had not tweeted about the state dinner. In mid-July, when the dinner was announced, she tweeted, "Delighted to host PM and Mrs. Morrison of Australia for a State Visit at the @WhiteHouse."

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump looks on during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach, in Biarritz, south-western France, on August 26, 2019, on the third and final day of the annual G7 summit. Julien DE ROSA/Getty
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