Clad in yellow, first lady Melania Trump stole the spotlight from the president Thursday night as Donald Trump returned to New York City for the first time since his inauguration.
The first couple hosted guest of honor, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum off Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
Mrs. Trump wore a yellow asymmetrical off-the-shoulder Christian Dior gown.
The event marked the 75th anniversary of the battle of the Coral Sea in World War II, in which U.S. and Australian forces fought side by side against Japan in the Pacific.
The event featured many high-profile faces like Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and golf legend Greg Norman. Trump's daughter Tiffany was also in attendance.
The president scoffed at reports that he and the prime minister had a tense phone conversation shortly after Trump took office where the neophyte American leader reportedly hung up the phone.
“We get along great," Trump told reporters at the event. "We have a fantastic relationship, I love Australia, I always have."
The call was a discussion on how the U.S. would take in Australia’s 1,250 refugees that the nation down under was holding in detention centers.
“We can put the refugee deal behind you and move on,” Turnbull clarified on Thursday.
“It’s all worked out. It’s been worked out for a long time,” Trump added. “We had a great telephone call. You guys exaggerated that call. That was a big exaggeration. We’re not babies.”
Turnball found an opportunity for laughs when he chimed in, saying: “Young at heart.”
“We had a very, very good call. That was a little bit of fake news,” Trump said.
Trump arrived later than expected to New York because of his busy day in Washington, D.C., as he and his Republican constituents celebrated the passage of their controversial health care bill that replaces Obamacare.
It still has to go through the senate before it becomes law.
Following the visit, the president will spend the weekend at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.
On Friday, it was announced that Trump will meet with Pope Francis later in the month when he embarks on his first foreign trip as president.
The Vatican confirmed the news about the American leader’s visit.
The president and the head of the Catholic Church have clashed since Trump began campaigning in 2015.
The Pope has criticized Trump’s immigration plans, his proposed boarder wall around Mexico and has even questioned his Christianity.
“A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not about building bridges, is not a Christian,” Pope Francis said in 2016.
The visit will come after Trump meets with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Israel.