White House Picnic 2017 – Costa Scholars


President Trump and the first family hosted Capitol Hill lawmakers at the White House for the annual congressional picnic on June 22, 2017.

From first lady Melania Trump to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, many members of Trump’s family and inner circle were present at the summer event. Jim Costa, U.S. Representative for California’s 16th congressional district, invited the Maddy Institute Costa Scholars Thomas Baza (CSU – Stanislaus), Alexandra Gallo and Benjamin Warmerdam (CSU Fresno) to join him for the evening activities.

Costa Scholars with Congressman Jim Costa










Costa Scholar Thomas Baza (CSU-Stanislaus), Cong. Costa Staff members, Counselor to the President – Kellyanne Conway and Costa Scholars Benjamin Warmerdam and Alexandra (Alex) Gallo (CSU Fresno).













Costa Scholar Benjamin Warmerdam, Cong. Intern, Costa Schola Alexandra Gallo, Cong. Intern and Costa Scholar Thomas Baza















Thomas Baza from CSU Stanislaus with VP Michael Pence and Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence
















Thomas Baza with Ivanka Trump













Benjamin Warmerdam with POTUS and First Lady Melania Trump











Costa Scholar Benjamin Warmerdam and United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos














Benjamin Warmerdam with Ivanka Trump













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