Donald Trump and Melania Trump Attend Church in D.C. for Christmas

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend Christmas Eve services at the National Cathedral on December 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)
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CHARLIE SPIERING

President Donald Trump attended church late Christmas Eve at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The president usually attends Christmas services at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, where he and the first lady spend their Christmas vacation.

This year, the president opted to remain in Washington, DC, during the partial government shutdown even though members of Congress returned home for the Christmas holiday.

The president and first lady were escorted to a front pew at the National Cathedral at about 10:00 pm.

Senate Democrats refused to advance a House-passed bill to fully fund the government and fund $5 billion in border security, as the Senate adjourned until the Thursday after Christmas.

First Lady Melania Trump left their Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, returning to the White House to spend Christmas with the president.

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