From a White House pool report on the state dinner taking place at the White House Tuesday evening for French President François Hollande:

Al Sharpton said he’s been practicing his French and he offered some at the press’ urging. “Oui oui oui.”

Sharpton is one of dozens of celebrity guests attending the dinner. Others include singer Mary J. Blige, who will also perform, comedienne Mindy Kaling and Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.