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Melania Trump Leads Standing Ovation at Prayer Service

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By    |   Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:13 PM

First Lady Melania Trump reacted emotionally to a performance of "How Great Thou Art" at the National Prayer Service Saturday morning, first dabbing her eye and then leading a standing ovation.

Kentucky native Marlana VanHoose, a blind 20-year-old who performed at the Republican National Convention last summer, stunned those attending the traditional prayer service with her rendition, and after the audience started applauding, Mrs. Trump stood up to continue the recognition.

The Trump family, along with Vice-President Mike Pence and his family, sat at the front of the church for the interdenominational prayer service, traditionally held at the National Cathedral on the day after a president is sworn in.

A similar service was held in 2013 after President Barack Obama's second inauguration included comments from about two dozen religious leaders, including three Muslims, along with representatives of Judaism, evangelical Christianity, mainline Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity and Sikhism.

Several of Trump's cabinet nominees and other staff also attended the worship service, held hours before Trump was to visit the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

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First Lady Melania Trump reacted emotionally to a performance of How Great Thou Art at the National Prayer Service Saturday morning, first dabbing her eye and then leading a standing ovation.Kentucky native Marlana VanHoose, a blind 20-year-old who performed at the...
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