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Trump gabs with world leaders while Melania homes in on Merkel in a new Calvin Klein dress



Lets try this again over cocktails: Trump gabs with world leaders while Melania homes in on Merkel in a $7,450 Elie Saab dress following her husband's harangue (but neither grabs a glass of white wine)

  •  Trump joined world leaders at the Art and History Museum in Brussels
  •  He and First Lady Melania Trump were greeted while a jazz band played
  •  Waiters carried trays with white wine, though Trump didn't take one
  • He could be seen smiling and chatting amiably with world leaders
  • Melania spoke one-on-one with Germany's Angela Merkel
  • Earlier Trump posed for a 'family photo'
  • He demanded countries DOUBLE defense spending to 4 per cent of GDP
  • Early he trashed Germany at a breakfast meeting 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Brussels

Published: 13:55 EDT, 11 July 2018 | Updated: 14:02 EDT, 11 July 2018

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After a day filled with tension and fissures in the powerful NATO military alliance, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump gabbed with their counterparts at a cocktail party with a jazz band.

The pair arrived at a cocktail party with fellow world leaders and spouses at Cinquantenaire, a park designed in the 19th century. 

The first lady wore a white floral pattern Neiman Marcus dress, changing out of a navy blue dress by Belgian designer Raf Simmons for Calvin Klein.

First lady Melania Trump chats with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a day when her husband tore into Germany
First lady Melania Trump chats with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a day when her husband tore into Germany

First lady Melania Trump chats with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a day when her husband tore into Germany

Trump could be seen gesticulating as he spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, whom he complimented earlier in the day for being sympatico with his pitch for greater defense contributions.

He also chatted with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, following their bilateral meeting.  That followed the harangue he delivered against Germany at a breakfast meeting at the start of the summit when she wasn't present. 

TALK TURKEY: First lady Melania Trump and U.S. President Donald Trump speak with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks on at the Park of the Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018
TALK TURKEY: First lady Melania Trump and U.S. President Donald Trump speak with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks on at the Park of the Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018

TALK TURKEY: First lady Melania Trump and U.S. President Donald Trump speak with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks on at the Park of the Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018

KISS AND MAKE UP: U.S. first lady Melania Trump kisses Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they arrive at the park of the Cinquantenaire, during a NATO Summit, in central Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Trump slammed Trudeau at a recent G7 summit
KISS AND MAKE UP: U.S. first lady Melania Trump kisses Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they arrive at the park of the Cinquantenaire, during a NATO Summit, in central Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Trump slammed Trudeau at a recent G7 summit

KISS AND MAKE UP: U.S. first lady Melania Trump kisses Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they arrive at the park of the Cinquantenaire, during a NATO Summit, in central Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Trump slammed Trudeau at a recent G7 summit

LETS PARTY!President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, left, as they arrive at Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
LETS PARTY!President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, left, as they arrive at Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LETS PARTY!President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, left, as they arrive at Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The event was held at the Art and History Museum, and people were able to mingle outdoors. En route, they passed a triumphal arch. 

Later it fell to Melania to mingle with Merkel.  The two spoke at length. The first lady, a former Slovenian model, speaks German among other languages.

Waiters carried trays with white wine, but neither Trump nor the first lady took a drink at the start of the party. Trump doesn't drink alcohol. 

 

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