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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, arrive for a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation’s new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Newly inaugurated President Trump attended the National Prayer Service


One day after his inauguration, President Donald Trump attended the traditional National Prayer Service.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the service at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. 

The service dates back to George Washington's Presidency. 

Newly inaugurated President Trump attended the National Prayer Service

Watch | President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump enter the National Cathedral for the prayer service. 

A statement from the presidential inaugural committee said over two dozen religious leaders representing different faiths would join the interfaith service. 

"The interfaith ceremony will be in keeping with the uniting and uplifting inaugural events, demonstrating President-elect Trump’s commitment to be president for all Americans," the statement read.

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 then later named a vice chair of Trump's transition team, were among the 26 leaders at the service. 

After the service, Trump is set to visit the CIA's headquarters in Virginia with his nominee for CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo, (R-Kansas). 

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