Trump's Inaugural Committee Announces Days of Events With 'Make America Great Again!' Slogan
The president-elect will attend two inaugural balls, as well as a ball saluting armed services and first responders.
President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced several days of planned events for inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee tweeted a first look at inaugural week from its official Twitter account Friday, announcing a welcome rally, parade, two inaugural balls and a ball saluting armed services and first responders.
First peek at inaugural week:— Trump Inauguration (@TrumpInaugural) December 9, 2016
2 inaugural balls
Ball saluting armed services & first responders
A subsequent press release revealed the slogan of inauguration, which includes Trump's campaign mantra: 2017 Presidential Inauguration: 'Make America Great Again!'
"This will truly be a powerfully uniting moment for the American people," said chairman of the committee Colony Capital CEO Thomas J. Barrack Jr. in the release. "We will celebrate our country, its diverse and patriotic heritage, our democracy and the inaugural process as the greatest display of a peaceful transfer of partisan power in the world. We will stand together as a nation behind President-elect Donald Trump and his vision of a better future for every American."
The celebrations will span over several days and will include events for the public on the National Mall. Trump will be attending both inaugural balls on Jan. 20, according to the release.
The Salute to Our Armed Services ball will be a special tribute to the military families of those serving and of veterans, as well as first responders, and will also be attended by Trump.
According to the New York Times, Trump had met with Apprentice producer Mark Burnett to plot ideas for the inauguration. The producer's ideas reportedly included "a parade up Fifth Avenue, a helicopter ride to Washington from New York that could hold the attention of millions of people expected to watch from around the world."
The release on Friday did not specify where Trump's parade would take place.
Members of Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee include Laurie Perlmutter, wife of Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, and casino mogul Steve Wynn as a vice chairman.
On Thursday, Trump's transition team confirmed that the president-elect will retain executive producer status on Burnett's The Apprentice when the NBC series returns. The longtime reality host won't be appearing, as Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over hosting duties when Celebrity Apprentice premieres Jan. 2.
Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defended Trump's decision to stay on as executive producer to CNN on Friday morning, saying presidents have a right to do what they want in their spare and leisure time.
"He's a very transparent guy," she said of Trump. "Everyone can see what he's doing, and the fact is that he is conferring with all types of experts who tell him what he can do and not do as president of the United States. If this is one of the approved activities, then perhaps he will consider staying on."
Trump is set to further detail his transition in a news conference Dec. 15.