“The President and I want to wish each and every American a very merry Christmas,” our 1st Lady said Wednesday. “We say a special prayer for those military service members stationed far from home and we renew our hope for peace among nations and joy to the world.”
On Christmas eve President Trump and 1st Lady Melania attended a music-filled service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago.
President Trump did not respond when asked by a flippant reporter if he prayed for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at church, but said, “We are going to have a great year.”
The pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jimmy Scroggins, and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a “Candlelight Christmas Celebration.”
The Trumps received applause and cheers while taking reserved seats in the church. Brief sermons and readings by clergy were interlaced between traditional Christmas songs.
Trump earlier called military service members stationed across the world to share greetings ahead of the Christmas holiday.
Speaking Tuesday by video conference President Trump said, “I want to wish you an amazing Christmas.” The group included Marines in Afghanistan, an Army unit in Kuwait, a Navy ship in the Gulf of Aden, an Air Force base in Missouri and a Coast Guard station in Alaska.
The Trumps then returned to his private club, where they were greeted by applause as they entered for Christmas Eve dinner.
Making and Keeping America Great!
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