Trump To Be Sworn In On The Lincoln Bible — Same As Obama
President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in to office on the Bible that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration, which Barack Obama also used in 2009 and 2013.
Trump will also use a Bible that was given to him as a child, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Tuesday.
President Obama was the first president to be sworn in on the Lincoln Bible since Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861.
“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,'” inaugural committee chairman Tom Barrack said 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.”
According to the committee, Trump’s mother gave the president-elect the Bible he will use for the swearing in when he graduated from the Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, New York in 1955. The Bible is embossed with Trump’s name on the front of the cover. The inside cover is signed by church officials and includes details of its presentation.
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office Friday.