Trump to be sworn into office with two Bibles
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in at his inaugural ceremony Friday using the same Bible that President Lincoln used at his inauguration, as well as a Bible Mr. Trump’s mother had given to him in 1955, CBS News informs.
“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” said Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a statement. “As he takes the same oath of office 156 years later, President-elect Trump is humbled to place his hand on Bibles that hold special meaning both to his family and to our country.”
Mr. Trump’s mother gave the president-elect his Bible when he graduated from Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens in 1955. The inaugural committee said the Bible is embossed with Mr. Trump’s name on the cover.
Lincoln’s Bible, meanwhile, has only previously been used by Lincoln and President Obama at his swearing-in ceremonies in 2009 and 2013.
Source: CBS News