The Trumps go to church! President and First Lady sing Christmas hymns during a late night mass at the National Cathedral
- The Trumps attended Christmas Eve mass at the National Cathedral
- President and first lady were pictured singing Christmas hymns and praying
- This came after the couple answered calls from youngsters phoning the NORAD Santa Tracker, and Trump may have ruined Christmas for a seven-year-old
- Melania flew back during the day as the President spent it tweeting about ‘poor me’ all alone in the White House
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania attended a worship services on Christmas Eve.
The first couple arrived at Washington National Cathedral for a late service on Monday night after answering calls from youngsters phoning the NORAD Santa Tracker.
The president most likely would have been attending Christmas services at church near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, but he scrapped plans to head to Florida for the holidays after parts of the government shut down indefinitely.
But Trump put business on pause as he and Melania joined in singing Christmas hymns like ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful at the cathedral that bills the Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist as ‘one of the most beautiful services of the year’.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a Christmas Eve church service at the National Cathedral
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for a Christmas Eve service at the National Cathedral
The National Cathedral bills the Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist as ‘one of the most beautiful services of the year’
The Trumps sat in the front pew of the National Cathedral.
He appeared to be intently watching the procession for the service as it walked by him and was pictured joyously singing alongside his wife.
The mass was underway around 10pm, after the president may have ruined Christmas for one seven-year-old boy calling into the NORAD Santa Tracker.
‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’ Trump asked a caller named Coleman according to pool reports. ‘Because at seven it’s marginal, right?’
Trump appeared to try to keep thing light as he sat beside his wife in front of a roaring fireplace beneath a portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln.
He had spent the day complaining about his decision to remain at the White House because of the partial government shutdown, tweeting ‘poor me’ because he was alone on Christmas
Despite a day of travel, Melania Trump looked stunning in a dark blue, high-necked dress and deep red heels, ready to take calls.
The Christmas Eve service at the National Cathedral got underway at 10pm
The service ended in about an hour and the president’s motorcade was back at the White House just after midnight
President Trump with Melania in the front pew of the National Cathedral. Trump appeared to be intently watching the procession for the service as walked by him
Melania was the only member of the family in attendance with President Trump according to a White House pool report
Trump, who had been scheduled to leave for his Florida vacation home on Friday, had opted instead to stay at the White House during the shutdown so far, which occurred after he and top lawmakers failed to end an impasse over funding for his proposed wall along the border with Mexico.
This forced first lady Melania to get back into a plane and fly back to Washington D.C. today from the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Melania was the only member of the family in attendance with President Trump according to a White House pool report.
The service ended in about an hour and the president’s motorcade was back at the White House just after midnight to get back to business.
President Trump and first lady Melania joined in singing Christmas hymns like ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’
Trump watches the procession down the aisle as he and fellow participants sing along