In a move that is being seen as symbolic in more than one way, Donald Trump will use Lincoln’s Bible in his swearing in this week.
The same Bible was used by Obama during his inaugurations. But now Trump will ‘reclaim’ it for Republicans, given that Lincoln was the first Republican president.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president.
The Lincoln Bible is currently part of the Library of Congress collection and was used by Obama to swear in as president after the 2008 and 2012 elections. Only Obama and Lincoln have used that copy of the Bible to swear the oath of office.
“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” said Presidential Inauguration Committee Chairman Tom Barrack. “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 a statement from the Inauguration committee, Trump will also use his family Bible that was given to him by his mother after he graduated from Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in 1955.