Watch President Trump and the first lady have their first dance to Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump shared their inaugural dance to “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. They were joined on stage by Vice President Pence, Karen Pence and other members of the first family. (The Washington Post)
Ah yes, among the more potentially awkward or sweet of presidential traditions: the first dance.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived on the stage at the Liberty Ball well after 9 p.m., where the newly-inaugurated commander-in-chief gave an off-script speech thanking supporters, stating he had been underestimated and repeating his campaign slogan, to “make America great again.”
The first lady wore a strapless, column white Hervé Pierre dress, with a white ruffle cascading down the front.
Past presidents have had as many as 10 official balls. Trump’s inauguration features only three; after 11 p.m. Trump mentioned he had two more parties to attend. While these official events typically feature entertainers that attract some attention, usually the most-watched moment is the debut of the first couple for their first dance — with an extra emphasis on the first lady’s dress.
Traditionally, the dress worn during the inaugural ball first dance is donated to the first ladies’ exhibition at the National Museum of American History.
On Saturday, the Trumps danced to a jazz trio’s rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Well, they swayed slightly side-to-side, their short movements often punctuated by Trump flashing a thumbs up, pumping his fist in the air and pointing to people in the crowd.
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