President Trump Attends Service at National Cathedral

ByVeronica Stracqualursi
January 21, 2017, 11:40 AM
PHOTO: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington.
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— -- The day after his swearing-in, President Donald Trump participated in an age-old inaugural tradition.

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral -- a tradition that dates back to George Washington.

Over two dozen religious leaders from different faiths were in attendance, according to a statement released from the presidential inaugural committee.

"The interfaith ceremony will be in keeping with the uniting and uplifting inaugural events," the statement read.

The group of 26 leaders included Dr. Alveda King, a niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, and Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott, who led the National Diversity Coalition for Trump's campaign and was later named a vice chair of Trump's transition team.

Following the service, Trump visited the CIA's headquarters in Virginia along with his nominee for CIA director, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo.

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