17 January 2017

Trump's Oath & the Lincoln Inaugural Bible


That news will likely infuriate both the neo-Confederates as well as the anti-Confederates. LOL.
“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.”
President Obama also took the oath of office on Lincoln's Bible.

Story here.

2 comments:

Eddie said...

"better angels of our nature" is Seward's phrase.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

But Lincoln used it in his address. An interesting background:

http://whatyousay.com/a-quotation-you-can-use-in-writing-charles-dickens-and-abraham-lincoln/