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Trump Not the First to Celebrate Inauguration at Lincoln Memorial

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By    |   Friday, 20 Jan 2017 08:01 AM

President-elect Donald Trump said he was not sure if he was the first president to celebrate his inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial during an event there Thursday night.

"So many people have poured into Washington, D.C. This started out tonight being a small, little concert, and then we had the idea, maybe we'll do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial," Trump said at a concert that included country singer Toby Keith and rock group 3 Doors Down, Time Magazine reports.

"I don't know if it's ever been done before, but if it has, very seldom."

In fact, inaugural events were held at the Lincoln Memorial for both of Trump's immediate predecessors. In 2009, President Barack Obama hosted a celebration that featured Beyonc√© and Bruce Springsteen, Time reports. 

In 2001, former President George W. Bush held his inaugural opening ceremony there. Bush's inaugural concert included singers Ricky Martin and Jessica Simpson, according to The Washington Post.

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President-elect Donald Trump said he was not sure if he was the first president to celebrate his inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial during an event there Thursday night.
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