President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office using both the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln for his 1961 inauguration and the one he was presented as a boy in 1955, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced.
It’s the same bible that Barack Obama used for both of his inaugurations, although the official release doesn’t mention his name, only that it got used in ‘1861, 2009, and 2013.’
Trump additionally plans to take the oath on the bible he was given by his mother when he graduated from Sunday Church Primary School at First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, New York, in 1955.
“In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed to the ‘better angels of our nature,’” said inaugural 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,” Barrack added.