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Trump Set To Swear On Childhood Bible For Inauguration

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter

President-elect Donald Trump will swear on two separate bibles on Inauguration Day Friday, according to an official press release from the transition team released Tuesday.

The bibles will be the traditional Lincoln Bible that President Barack Obama used during both of his inaugurations, as well as Trump’s personal childhood Bible, that has his name inscribed on the cover.

Obama also used the Bible of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. during his inauguration ceremonies. Presidents in recent years used the Bible that George Washington used during his swearing in ceremony. Former President George W. Bush wanted to use Washington’s Bible, but didn’t because inclement weather didn’t permit bringing the old book outside the Capitol. Instead, the Bible was featured in the Capitol during the inauguration festivities.

Trump will be sworn in by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas.

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