Despite the social war between all of the interlocked protestors and the die-hard “deplorables” at Friday’s big event, one thing remained absolutely pure during the inauguration of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump.
President Trump was sworn in on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, which was originally used in the 1861 inauguration. Only one other man who became president used Lincoln’s bible.
Ironically, that other man was President Barack Obama.
The Lincoln Bible
The bible permanently lives at the Library of Congress, but generally speaking, the President of the United States can use whatever Bible he chooses for the event (which is actually a two-episode story arc on the liberally-driven series, The West Wing).
Due to the bible’s historic value, proper precautions have to be made if any weather should occur on the day of the big event. “We always have it in the back of our mind that this might be happening,” said representative Elmer Eusman. “We already had made a protective box for it for Obama’s inauguration.”
This includes having someone on standby if anything were to happen to the bible. At the possibility of damage, the Lincoln bible would immediately be taken back to the conservation lab for repair.
Overall, the Lincoln Bible is in good shape and should be able to withstand calm events like the inauguration.
President Trump’s Two Bibles
The Lincoln Bible was donated to the library by Mary Lincoln, who is the widow of Robert Todd Lincoln. Robert Todd was the President’s son. The book is an 1853 Oxford University Press printing of the King James Bible. The library also has items that were in the pockets of Lincoln on the day of his assassination.
In addition to Lincoln’s Bible, the 45th President also used the Trump Bible. Trump’s inaugural committee chairman Thomas Barrack Jr. said that Trump was “humbled to place his hand on Bibles that hold special meaning both to his family to our country.”
President Trump’s personal bible was given to him by his mother in 1955, a few days before his ninth birthday, after the boy complete the Sunday Church Primary School. The First Presbyterian Church is in Queens, New York.
What do you think about Obama and Trump using the same Bible?