A good time seemed to be had by all: Walker and Christie selfied together. “Hanging out with my pal Chris Christie at the White House!” Walker captioned the shot on Twitter. And former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka posed with pals in front of a portrait of President Reagan. “Amazing CHRISTmas party,” he tweeted along with the photo.
According to his public schedule, the president and first lady have hit no fewer than seven soirees in the last week, including the annual Congressional Ball on Saturday. The official partying got rolling even earlier this month as the White House started rolling out the cookies and punch, with parties starting almost as soon as the halls were decked. Attendees have included plenty of the usual Washington types, plus staff and Secret Service members and military families, but there have also been some other notable faces: D.C. United star Wayne Rooney and his family posed for pix with the Trumps' 12-year-old son, Barron Trump, who is an avid soccer fan and player.
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and his wife, Trump’s “faith adviser” Paula White, were excited on Twitter about their visit last week. As was Melania Trump’s makeup artist Nicole Bryl, who shared videos documenting the military band and festive decor at the fete she attended. New York interior designer Tham Kannalikham, who the Trumps picked to redesign the private quarters of the White House residence, also posed with Bryl at the party.
Guest performers included pianist Stephen Limbaugh III — yeah, that Limbaugh (his father is a Bush-appointed federal judge who is the cousin of Rush) — who tickled the ivories for partygoers on Dec. 11.