'The very warm Melania Trump': Anthony Pratt snaps pic with first lady at NYE party
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'The very warm Melania Trump': Anthony Pratt snaps pic with first lady at NYE party

Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt has shared a photo with Melania Trump after attending the annual New Year's Eve Mar-a-Lago party at Mr Trump's lavish Florida resort.

Mr Pratt, who is Australia's richest person, uploaded a photo of himself and the first lady chatting at the ticketed event to his personal Instagram page, writing "the very warm Melania Trump".

The President, who normally spends the holidays at the resort, did not attend this year's event due to the government shutdown.

It's not the first time Mr Pratt has met Mrs Trump, who he sat next to during the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea event in New York in May 2017, where he pledged another $2 billion into creating manufacturing jobs in the US Midwest over the next 10 years.

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Mr Trump gave a standing ovation for the announcement, which doubled Mr Pratt's initial investment made in early 2017.

During last years event, Mr Pratt treated his 3.2k Instagram followers to a picture with his family alongside the President during their time at Mar-a-Lago.

Mr Pratt, who is the executive chairman of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries United States, has been a long time supporter of Mr Trump, backing his presidential run with a $100,000 bet.

Sarah is a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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