WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden says on social media that President-elect Donald Trump has selected President Lincoln’s bible for his inauguration oath.
Hayden, the former CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, says that Trump has chosen the Lincoln bible from the Library of Congress’ collection. The Lincoln Bible is the same bible used by exiting President Barack Obama in both his 2009 and 2013 inaugurations, as well as Abraham Lincoln.
CBS News reports that Trump, following President Obama’s example, will also bbe using a second bible. He will also be using a bible Mr. Trump’s mother had given to him in 1955.
Trump arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday afternoon prior to inauguration activities beginning Friday.