Wherever they go, the first couple tends to be the center of attention.
President Trump and First Lady Melania were received as hometown heroes by fellow church-goers while attending Christmas Eve services.
The Trumps arrive at Bethesda by the Sea church, where they were married, for Christmas Eve service pic.twitter.com/PZfXNcDDJy
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 25, 2017
The president and Mrs. Trump arrived at Palm Beach’s Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church Sunday morning.
Senior Trump advisor Dan Scavino, Jr. photographed the Trumps’ entry into the place of worship–the same church where the power couple said their vows in 2005.
The congregation of Floridians eagerly stood at attention when the first couple came in–showering them with heartfelt applause.
STANDING OVATION and CHEERS for President Trump and First Lady Melania at Christmas Eve Church Service
President #Trump and #Melania joining us in tonight's Midnight Mass to worship#Christmas #MerryChristmas @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/aK0gDJl00v
— Washington News Line (@WashNewsLine) December 25, 2017
President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump are greeted by stand ovation and cheers upon their arrival to attend Christmas Eve church services, tonight, at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. #ChristmasEve2017 pic.twitter.com/DwKVMZtnvn
— Dan Scavino Jr. Archived (@Scavino45) December 25, 2017
The Trumps were greeted by Rev. James Harlan, who delivered the homily. The address centered on the themes of God’s light and the power of words.
Rev. Harlan also quoted Nelson Mandela as saying:
“It is never my custom to use words lightly. If 27 years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.”
Donald Trump Cheered at Christmas Eve Church Service pic.twitter.com/buHZdatf9P
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President Trump sat on the right side of the church in the third row. He and the First Lady left Bethesda-by-the-Sea shortly after noon.
The president spent Christmas Eve personally thanking troops for their service.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Trump answered phone calls from children as they tracked Santa Claus using NORAD’s Santa Track Program.
The media continually portrays President Trump as unpopular, yet the enthusiastic welcome Americans routinely give him tells a much different story.