Although Donald Trump is working intently to put together his administration, interviewing many candidates on a daily basis, he still found time to attend Sunday mass at a local church.
Trump spent the weekend at The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, but interrupted his busy schedule to attend mass at the Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster Township, as reported by the NY Post.
Congregant Jim Tiesi, 66, shook Trump’s hand and told him the nation has his back.
“I just told him that I hope he understands the country supports him and not to be distracted by the noise,” said Tiesi, likely one of the 47 percent of voters who backed Trump. “He told me, `Thank you.’ ”
Shelley Ricco, 62, said she’s excited about the incoming administration.
“I just want to say thank you to President-elect Trump from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been a member of this church for 45 years and the whole congregation is thrilled to have him,” Ricco said.
“We gave him a standing ovation at the end of Mass, a rousing standing ovation!”
She added: “I hope he follows his heart.”
Last week Trump was criticized by the press for going to dinner with his family and not telling them, where he also reportedly received a standing ovation.
Although the media has portrayed the country as “divided“, it appears Trump has plenty of supporters even in a deep blue state like New Jersey, who are wishing the best and standing behind the electoral process.
Here is a video, courtesy of the Associate Press, of President-elect Donald Trump leaving the church on Sunday along with Vice President Mike Pence.