President Donald Trump continued a tradition that goes back all the way back to our first president, George Washington as he along with his family and the Pences, attended a national prayer service this morning.
President Donald Trump is attending a national prayer service this morning with his family and Vice President Mike Pence.
The first and second families arrived at the Washington National Cathedral at 10:30 am to take part in the post-inauguration tradition.
It was the second time in two days that the Trumps and Pences had worshiped together.
They began their first day in office with a church service, too, at St. John’s, near the White House and the presidential guest house Trump spent his final night as president-elect in.
The national prayer service is an inauguration tradition that dates back to George Washington. Barack Obama’s national prayer services were held at the Washington National Cathedral after is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. It’s mission statement declares its dedication to ‘serving the country and its many faith traditions.’
Trump’s inaugural committee said today’s ‘interfaith ceremony will be in keeping with the uniting and uplifting inaugural events, demonstrating President-elect Trump’s commitment to be president for all Americans.’
Don Jr., his wife in a maroon coat, Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka, clad in a cranberry coat, entered first, taking their seats in the second row, the Kushner’s on the right and the Trumps on the left. Tiffany Trump was seated in the third row on the left, as well, wearing a baby blue coat with white trim.
The Pences came in next, Karen Pence in a black outfit with a large, light pink collar, and the vice president in a black suit and maroon striped tie, taking their seats in the front row.