Typically for a state dinner invites go out to all of the congressional leadership and selected members of the media. So for the first Trump state dinner tonight they threw out tradition. No journalists will attend. And only one Democrat has been invited, John Bel Edwards, the governor of Louisiana.
State affairs in the past have been very bi-partizan. A chance for all to get together and celebrate the visit of a world dignitary. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Trump will suspend tradition tonight.