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Fewer expected at U.S. ambassador’s Fourth of July party, amid trade tussle

By Neil Moss      

With a new U.S. ambassador issuing fewer invitations, according to one ex-embassy employee, and calls for a boycott, this annual highlight of politicos’ social calendars may be a more subdued affair.

Party-goers at the 2015 U.S. ambassador's Fourth of July party applaud a performing band. This year's edition may be more modest, reflecting Ambassador Kelly Craft's preference for smaller gatherings. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The United States ambassador’s annual Fourth of July party is sure to take place next week in a much more subdued atmosphere than past years, as a looming trade war between the two countries settles in.

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