– Donald Trump begins Inauguration Day by attending church service
President-elect Donald Trump who was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, began Inauguration Day by attending church service at St. John’s Church, across from the White House. Trump was accompanied by his family and Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his family.
Trump tweeted at daybreak, “It all begins today!” Before heading to a morning church service with his family as light rain fell. “THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES – THE WORK BEGINS!”
Trump had come to power defiling the conventional methods but he is now wrapping himself in the traditional pomp and pageantry that accompany the peaceful transfer of power.
From church, the president-in-waiting headed to the White House where he met the outgoing President, Barack Obama and outgoing first lady Michelle Obama for tea. The Trumps and the Obamas traveled together in the presidential limousine for the short trip to the Capitol for the noon swearing-in ceremony.
The three days of inaugural festivities kicked off Thursday. Trump left his Trump-branded jet in New York and flew to Washington in a government plane, saluting an Air Force officer as he descended the steps with his wife, Melania. He and the incoming vice president, Mike Pence, solemnly laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery before joining supporters for an evening concert at the Lincoln Memorial.