Trump To Be Sworn in On Lincoln's Bible

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 17, 2017 9:00 AM
Trump To Be Sworn in On Lincoln's Bible

When Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts conducts the swearing in ceremony for President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, he will be holding up the same Bible that President Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration. The presidential inaugural committee announced on Tuesday that Trump will be using the 16th president's Bible, as well as his own Bible that was gifted to him from his mother in 1955.

“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” PIC Chairman Tom Barrack said. “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.”

Lincoln's Bible has been working overtime lately, as it was used in both of Barack Obama's inaugurations. After Friday, it will presumably be returned to the Library of Congress.