President Donald Trump held his first swearing in ceremony for 30 senior staff members in the East Room of the White House on Sunday afternoon.
Trump took to the podium around 2:30pm (ET) for the start of the brief ceremony, as his oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, was present for the notable occasion since her husband, Jared Kushner, was sworn in as a senior advisor in his administration.
From The DailyMail
The 70-year-old stood by as Vice President Mike Pence officially swore in the senior staff members that included Trump’s son-in-law, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus and Omarosa Manigault.
Before the ceremony began, the billionaire shared that he found a letter that was left for him written by former President Obama inside the Oval Office.
‘I just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama,’ Trump said while holding up the letter simply addressed ‘Mr. President’.
‘It was really very nice of him to do that. And we will cherish that. We will keep that. And we won’t even tell the press what’s in that letter.’
While still giving remarks before the ceremony, Trump told his top advisers that they are in the White House not to ‘help ourselves’ but to ‘devote ourselves to the national good.’
‘This is not about party, this is not about ideology. This is about country, our country. It’s about serving the American people,’ he said.
‘Public service is a high and great calling, it’s our solemn duty, together, to protect the country, our country, this great, great country.
‘To defend its workers and promote the well being of all Americans. So many people are depending on us and on you as families, as people that are going to get it done. So many people. The veterans.
‘The unemployed. Men and women serving in harm’s way overseas. Victims of crime and young Americans looking to fulfill their dreams.’
The 45th president also said ‘it’s been a very interesting few days’, as he is set to meet with a number of notable leaders from around the world in the next few weeks.
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