Newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump ended a busy Inauguration Day with a visit to three balls in Washington.
The Liberty Ball and Freedom Ball both took place at the Washington Convention Center. The Trumps took the stage first at the Liberty Ball shortly after 9:30 p.m.
“Well, we did it,” Trump began. “We began this journey and they said we — we, and me — we didn’t have a chance. But we knew we were going to win.” Trump thanked his supporters, along with his wife Melania and Vice President Mike Pence.
“We want to see great things happen for our country,” Trump said. “We want to make America great again and we will.”
Their first dance was to musicians performing the Frank Sinatra song “My Way.”
The first lady’s dress at the inaugural ball, which often ends up in a museum, was a joint effort of designer Hervé Pierre and Melania Trump.
A little over 45 minutes later, according to The New York Times, the Trumps headed over to the Freedom Ball. And their first dance was, once again, “My Way.”
The final stop was the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum. Many of the attendees were service members in full uniform. The president, first lady, vice president and second lady each danced with a service member.
During the ball, Trump addressed service members in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan via a live video link. “You have somebody that’s going to be right alongside you,” Trump said, per DoD News. “We’re going to do it together. Honestly, not only the support you’ve given me, but the courage you show is incredible, and it’s going to be appreciated. It’s going to be appreciated more than ever before.”
The night closed with Trump and Pence cutting a giant red, white and blue cake — with a saber.