When Donald Trump is sworn in on Inauguration Day, he will take the oath using two Bibles: the one that President Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration, plus his own.
According to Breitbart:
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.
Obama also used two Bibles, the second being a Bible owned by Martin Luther King Jr.
As you might have guessed, leftists are totally apoplectic at the thought of Trump using the Lincoln Bible.
Hearing Trump is gonna use the Lincoln bible to be sworn in makes me wanna throw up
— Jose Mendez (@mikenicetwin89) January 17, 2017
The fact that Trump will be using Lincoln bible at inauguration or be anywhere near Lincoln bedroom in WH makes me mad & my skin crawl.
— Patymo (@Patymo) January 17, 2017
Can't wait to see if Trump reacts most like Belloq, Toht, or Dietrich when he lays his hand on the Lincoln Bible this Friday!
— Chris Pierson (@ctpierson) January 17, 2017