Här festar Löfven med kändisar i Vita huset

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Stefan och Ulla Löfven på galamiddag hos Obama

1 av 17 | Foto: Svenske skådespelaren Joel Kinnaman dök upp med sin fru Cleo Wattenstrom.

WASHINGTON. Här festar Stefan Löfven med hollywoodstjärnor, rappare och presidenter.

Barack Obama hälsade välkommen – med ett vikingaskämt.

– Hoppas bordskicket blivit bättre sedan dess, sa han och höjde en skål.

Det skrattades, skämtades och hölls tal när de 400 inbjudna gästerna festade hos värdparet Barack och Michelle Obama.

Festen hölls i Vita husets trädgård, i ett tält med genomskinligt tak och gnistrande lampor som skapade känslan av en stjärnhimmel. Utanför hade alla träd belysts och från trädgårdens fontän hördes ett stilla porlande.

Borden var dukade i svala färger som var avsedda att efterlikna det nordiska ljuset och också presidenten själv påminde om Norden, i ett tal som svepte över den brutala vikingatiden till hur han ser länderna som ett fredligt föredöme i dag.

Glittrande gäster

Flera av damerna på gästlistan glittrade i kapp med glasdekorationerna som skulle se ut som iskristall. Michelle Obama var sobert elegant i en beige långklänning med bara axlar och statsminister Stefan Löfvens hustru Ulla var tjusig i ceriserosa långkjol och mönstrad överdel. Deras makar var båda klädda i smoking.

Många av gästerna var personer ur de delegationer som träffats för toppmöte, alltså från länderna Sverige, Finland, Norge, Danmark och Island samt USA. Utöver dessa fanns också en rad riktigt stora stjärnor.

”House of Cards”-skådis

Några av de mest kända på inbjudningslistan var personer med svenskkoppling, däribland svenske skådisen Joel Kinnaman, presidentutmanare i tv-succén ”House of Cards” som utspelar sig i och omkring Washington. Dessutom den tidigare talkshow-värden David Letterman som ofta visat ett stort intresse för Sverige och Will Ferrell, skådespelare som är gift med svenskan Viveca Paulin.

Andra som kan nämnas är ståupparen Aziz Anzari, sångerskan Janelle Monáe och rapparen Common. Även ”Twin Peaks”-skådisen Kyle MacLachlan som var medföljare till sin hustru, tv-producenten Desiree Gruber, och kosmetikföretagaren Bobbi Brown.

Kanapéer och revbensspjäll

Det bjöds på allehanda maträtter, allt ifrån små kanapéer fyllda med kyckling till långkokt och rödvinsmarinerat revben och dumplings med smak av timjan.

Desserten bestod av flera olika delar där kronan på verket var en fiskebåt av choklad och dekorationspasta av florsocker.

Gästlistan till Obamas middag

The President and Mrs. Obama

Honorees

His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of The Republic of Finland and Mrs. Jenni Haukio

Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime minister of Norway and Mr. Sindre Finnes

His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime minister of Sweden and Mrs. Ulla Löfven

His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime minister of Denmark and Mrs. Solrun Løkke Rasmussen

His Excellency Sigurdur Ingi Johansson, Prime minister of The Republic of Iceland and Mrs. Ingibjörg Elsa Ingjaldsdottir

Attendees

Mr. Sigbjørn Aanes, State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway Delegation

His Excellency Kåre Reidar Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S., Norway Delegation

The Honorable Charles Adams Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland

Mrs. Vera Risteski-Adams

The Honorable Caroline Adler, Special Assistant to the President & Director of Communications to the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Tristan Morales

The Honorable Lilja Alfredsdottir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iceland, Iceland Delegation

Mr. William Allman, Curator, The White House

Ms. Gail Williams

The Honorable Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ms. Didem Nisanci

Ms. Mary Andringa, President & Chief Executive Officer, Vermeer Corporation

Mr. Dale Andringa

Mr. Aziz Ansari, Actor & Comedian

Ms. Fatima Ansari

Ms. Adrienne Arsht, Founding Chairman, Foundation for the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center

Mr. Anthony Podesta

Mr. Christopher Philippe Arzrouni, Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark Delegation

Mr. Bret Baier, Fox News

Mrs. Amy Baier

Mr. Stewart Bainum Jr., Chairman, Choice Hotels

Mrs. Sandra Bainum

The Honorable Robert Barber, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland

Ms. Bonnie Neilan

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States

Dr. Jill Biden

Mr. Bruce Blume, Chief Executive Officer, The Blume Company

Mrs. Ann Blume

Mr. Blaine Boyd, Director of Correspondence to the First Lady, The White House

Mrs. Ruth Boyd

The Honorable Michael Bosworth, Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy Counsel to the President, The White House

The Honorable Anita Breckenridge, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, The White House

Mr. Russell Breckenridge

The Honorable Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Norway Delegation

Ms. Connie Britton, Actress

Mr. Gregory Clark

Ms. Julie Brodtkorb, State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway Delegation

Ms. Bobbi Brown, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Mr. Steven Plofker

The Honorable Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House

Mrs. Natalia Brzezinski

The Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Mr. Stephen Burwell

Ms. Jackie Calmes, The New York Times

Ms. Caroline Hutcheson

The Honorable Kristie Canegallo, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation, The White House

Ms. Rebecca Blachly

The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Mrs. Stephanie Carter

Ms. Paula Carvalho Olovsson, Political Advisor to the Prime Minister, Sweden Delegation

Mr. Jacob Bruun Christensen, Strategic Advisor, Denmark Delegation

Mr. Michael Starbæk Christensen, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Denmark Delegation

Ms. Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA

Ms. Jeanne Bickford

Mr. Marcelo Claure, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sprint Corporation

Ms. Jordan Claure

Ms. Beth Cobert, Acting Director of Personnel Management, Office of Personnel Management

Ms. Talia Cioth

Mr. James Cole, General Counsel, Delegated Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Ms. Cynthia Cole

Mr. Common, Rapper

Mr. Derek Dudley

The Honorable Christopher Coons, U.S. Senator (Delaware)

Mr. Adam Bramwell

Mr. David Cote, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell International

Ms. Maureen Kelly

The Honorable Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative (Maryland)

Dr. Maya Cummings

The Honorable Chase Cushman, Assistant to the President & Director of Scheduling and Advance, The White House

Mrs. Ashley Cushman

Mr. Hans Dahlgren, State Secretary for International and EU Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Sweden Delegation

Mrs. Patricia Dailey Lewis, Executive Director, Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

Mr. Lawrence Lewis

Mrs. Ingibjoerg Davidsdottir, Political Advisor, Iceland Delegation

The Honorable John Delaney, U.S. Representative (Maryland)

Mrs. April McClain Delaney

Dr. Deborah Jackson-Dennison, Chair, White House Initiative on American Indian & Alaska Native Education

Ms. Stephanie Jackson

The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, The White House

Ms. Liza Gilbert

Mr. Vebjørn Dysvik, Chief of Staff, Office of the Foreign Minister, Norway Delegation

The Honorable Josh Earnest, Assistant to the President & Press Secretary, The White House

Mrs. Natalie Earnest

Mr. Donald Edwards, Investment Manager, Flexpoint Partners, LLC

Mrs. Anne Edwards

The Honorable Neil Eggleston, Assistant to the President & Counsel to the President, The White House

Ms. Penda Hair

Mr. Billy Eichner, Comedian

Mr. Benjamin Salka

Mr. Mark Ein, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Venturehouse Group, LLC

Mrs. Sarah Ein

Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross, Actress

Mr. Mark Emmert, President, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Mrs. DeLaine Emmert

Ms. Anna Karin Eneström, Political Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden Delegation

Mr. Erlingur Erlingsson, Deputy Chief of Mission, Iceland Delegation

Mrs. Caitlin Hayden

Mrs. Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! & Senior Policy Advisor, The White House

Mr. Jeff Eschmeyer

Mr. Will Ferrell, Actor & Comedian

Ms. Viveca Paulin

Mr. Leo Gerard, International President, United Steel Workers

Mr. Fred Redmond

The Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mrs. Margaret Gibson

The Honorable Rufus Gifford, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark

Mr. Stephen DeVincent

Ms. Kirsten Gislesen, Senior Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway Delegation

Mr. John Goldman, Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Insurance

Mrs. Marcia Goldman

Ms. Desiree Gruber, Chief Executive Officer, Full Picture

Mr. Kyle MacLachlan

His Excellency Geir Hilmar Haarde, Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the U.S., Iceland Delegation

Mrs. Inga Jona Thordardottir

The Honorable Avril Haines, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor, National Security Council, The White House

Mr. David Davighi

Ms. Nini Pharo Halle, First Secretary, Norway Delegation

Dr. William Harvey, President, Hampton University & Chair, President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Mrs. Norma Harvey

Mr. Mikko Hautala, Foreign Policy Advisor, Finland Delegation

Ms. Trine Heimerback, Specialist Director, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway Delegation

The Honorable Samuel David Heins, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway

Ms. Stacey Mills

The Honorable Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate & Environment of Norway, Norway Delegation

Mr. Lester Holt, Jr., NBC

Mrs. Carol Hagen-Holt

Mr. Scott Horsley, National Public Radio

Ms. Muthoni Muturi

The Honorable Steny Hoyer, U.S. Representative (Maryland)

Ms. Kathleen May

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, & Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Mrs. Jacqueline Hrabowski

Mr. Walter Isaacson, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Aspen Institute

Ms. Cathy Isaacson

Mr. Jay Jacobs, Owner & Camp Director, TLC Kids Group

Ms. Mindy Jacobs

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor & Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, The White House

The Honorable Kristian Jensen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Denmark Delegation

Mr. Michael Lund Jeppesen, Chief Advisor, Denmark Delegation,

The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior

Mr. Warren Jewell

The Honorable Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President & Cabinet Secretary, The White House

Ms. Michele Norris

Ms. Athena Jones, CNN

Ms. Christina Jones

The Honorable Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President & National Security Advisor to the Vice President, The White House

Mrs. Rebecca Kahl

Mr. Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

Ms. Maureen Toohey

Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the U.S., Finland Delegation

The Honorable Kristie Kenney, Counselor of the Department, U.S. Department of State

The Honorable William Brownfield

The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Joel Kinnaman, Actor

Ms. Cleo Wattenstrom

The Honorable Charles Kupchan, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council, The White House

Ms. Simma Kupchan

Ms. Raili Lahnalampi, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland Delegation

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. Robert Lavizzo-Mourey

Mr. Dale LeFebvre, Founder & Chairman, 3.5.7.11

Ms. Brittany Roberts

Ms. Cynthia Marian Leive, Glamour Magazine

Mr. Howard Bernstein

Mr. David Letterman, Television Host

Mrs. Regina Letterman

Mr. Harold Levy, Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Ms. Patricia Sapinsley

Ms. Elizabeth Littlefield, President & Chief Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Mr. Matthew Arnold

Ms. J.R. Littlejohn, ‎Director for Central and Northern European Affairs, National Security Council, The White House

Mr. Gergely Arany

His Excellency Lars G. Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S., Denmark Delegation

Mrs. Ulla Rønberg

Ms. Demi Lovato, Singer

Mr. Michael Bayer

The Honorable Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor

Ms. Kathryn Thomson

His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S., Sweden Delegation

Mrs. Madeleine Lyrvall

Ms. Katri Makkonen, Director of Communications, Finland Delegation

The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Mrs. Carla Markell

Mr. Howard Marks, Co-Founder, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Andrew Marks

Ms. Trude Maseide, Head of Communications, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway Delegation

Mr. Jeffrey Mason, Reuters

Mr. Ronald Thorne

Ms. Kimberly McDonald, Jewelry Designer, Kimberly McDonald Fine Jewelry

Mr. Jason Bolden

The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff, The White House

Mrs. Karin McDonough

Mr. Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association

Ms. Teresa Carlson

The Honorable Gregory Meeks, U.S.  Representative (New York)

Mrs. Simone-Marie Meeks

Ms. Friedrike Merck, Artist

Ms. Anne Spitzer

Mr. Larry Merlo, President & Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health

Mrs. LeeAnn Merlo

Mr. Claus Meyer, Chef & Restaurateur, Co-Founder, Noma & Founder, Meyer Group & The Melting Pot Foundation

Mrs. Christina Bengtsson

The Honorable Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism, National Security Council, The White House

Ms. Jennifer Monaco

Ms. Janelle Monáe, Singer

Mr. Jidenna Mobisson

Mrs. Tracy Mourning, Founder & Board Member, Mourning Family Foundation

Mr. Alonzo Mourning, III

Mr. David Muir, ABC

Ms. Patricia Mills

Mr. Lars Bo Møller, Deputy Chief of Mission, Denmark Delegation

Mr. Nicholas Napoli, Letter Writer

Mr. Kenneth Nading

General Robert Neller, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Mr. Erik Nises, Press Secretary, Sweden Delegation

The Honorable Sheila Nix, Deputy Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden, The White House

Mr. James Coughlan

The Honorable Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Elena Kagan

Mr. Rick Owens, Fashion Designer

Ms. Michèle Lamy

Dr. Eduardo Padron, President, Miami Dade College & Chair, White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Mr. Camilo Padron

Admiral Robert Papp Jr., Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. Department of State

Mrs. Linda Papp

Mr. Stuart Parker, President & Chief Executive Officer, The United Services Automobile Association

Ms. Veronica Parker

Mr. Hrannar Petursson, Political Advisor, Iceland Delegation

Mr. Douglas Phelps, Consultant

Ms. Faye Park

Mr. Michael Polsky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy, LLC

Ms. Tanya Polsky

The Honorable Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Mr. Cass Sunstein

Mrs. Susan Ragon, President & Chief Executive Officer, InterSystems Corp.

Mr. Terry Ragon

The Honorable Azita Raji, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden

Mr. Gary Syman

The Honorable Sarah Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Senator Jamie Raskin

The Honorable Dana Remus, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Counsel to the President, The White House

The Honorable Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting, National Security Council, The White House

Mr. James Rhodes

The Honorable Kathleen Rice, U.S. Representative (New York)

Mr. Thomas Lane

The Honorable Susan Rice, Assistant to the President & National Security Advisor, National Security Council, The White House

Mr. Ian Cameron

Ms. Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Mr. Kirk Adams

Dr. Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. Paul Verkuil

Mr. Al Roker, NBC

Ms. Deborah Roberts

Mr. Adam Rose, Co-President, Rose Associates Inc.

Mr. Peter McQuillan

The Honorable Amy Rosenbaum, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, The White House

Mr. Joshua Lahey

Ms. Kathy Roth-Douquet, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Star Families

Mr. Greg Douquet

Mr. Kirk Rudy, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Principal, Endeavor Real Estate Group

Mrs. Amy Rudy

The Honorable Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. Representative (Maryland)

Mrs. Kay Ruppersberger

Mr. John Sall, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, SAS

Mrs. Virginia Sall

Mr. Jukka Salovaara, Director General, Finland Delegation

Mr. Marcus Samuelsson, Chef & Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson Group

Mrs. Maya Samuelsson

Mr. Robert Santelli, Executive Director, Grammy Museum

Ms. Cynthia Kraft

The Honorable Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative (Oregon)

Ms. Suzanna Mora

The Honorable Peter Selfridge, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Jeffrey Seller, Theatrical Producer

Mr. Joshua Lehrer

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Mrs. Ricki Selva

Mr. Pasi Seppälä, LTC, Aide-de-Camp, Finland Delegation

Ms. Sunlen Serfaty, CNN

Mr. Alexis Serfaty

Mr. Benedikt Sigurdsson, Political Advisor, Iceland Delegation

The Honorable David Simas, Assistant to the President & Deputy Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy, The White House

Ms. Shauna McCarty

The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Mr. Stephen Pomper

Ms. Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People Magazine

Mr. Franklin Westfall

The Honorable Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland, Finland Delegation

Mr. Alan Solomont, Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Mrs. Susan Solomont

Mr. Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Snapchat

Ms. Miranda Kerr

Mr. Steven Spinner, Chief Executive Officer, RevUP

Mrs. Allison Spinner

Ms. Robin Vierbuchen Sproul, Vice President, ABC News

Mr. David Sproul

The Honorable Susan Suarez, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Resource Management, The White House

Mr. David Suarez

Mr. Jesper Møller Sørensen, State Secretary for Foreign Policy, Denmark Delegation

Mr. Teemu Tanner, Secretary General & Chief of Cabinet of the President, Finland Delegation

Ambassador Teppo Taurianen, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden Delegation

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to the First Lady, The White House

Mr. Jörundur Valtýsson, Director General, Iceland Delegation

Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, President & Founder, Give an Hour

Dr. Randy Phelps

The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mrs. Christie Vilsack

Mr. Antti Vänskä, Deputy Chief of Mission, Finland Delegation

Mr. Eric Waldo, Executive Director of Reach Higher & Senior Policy Advisor, The White House

Ms. Katherine Ann Waldo

The Honorable Celeste Wallander, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Russia & Central Asia, National Security Council, The White House

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson

Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB

Mrs. Annika Levin

Ms. Karin Wallensteen, Director of the Office of the Prime Minister, Sweden Delegation

The Honorable Margot Wallstroem, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Sweden Delegation

Ms. Diane Warren, Songwriter

Ms. Julie Horton

Mrs. Pauletta Washington, Actress

Mr. Andrew Jay Weinstein, Founder, The Weinstein Law Firm

Mrs. Anne Weinstein

Mr. Steve Westly, Principal, Westly Group

Ms. Anita Yu

Ms. Glodean White, Singer

Mr. MacKevin Andre White

Ms. Allison Williams, Actress

Mr. Ricky Van Veen

Mr. John Eddie Williams Jr., Attorney & Founding Partner, Williams Kherkher

Mrs. Sheridan Williams

Mr. Scott Wilson, The Washington Post

Ms. Andrea Wilson

Dr. Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow & Director of the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institute

Mr. Jean-Marc Bernard

The Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania

Mrs. Frances Wolf

The Honorable Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Mr. James Yates

Ms. Bellamy Young, Actress

Mr. Edward Weeks

The Honorable Jeffrey Zients, Assistant to the President & Director of the National Economic Council, The White House

Mrs. Mary Zients

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