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President Trump lights national Christmas tree in annual ceremony

U.S. President Donald Trump waves at journalists from across the South Lawn as he departs the White House November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to St. Charles, Missouri, where he will address a rally and "give remarks on tax reform," according to the White House.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves at journalists from across the South Lawn as he departs the White House November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to St. Charles, Missouri, where he will address a rally and "give remarks on tax reform," according to the White House. (Getty Images)

Washington D.C. – President Donald Trump counted down to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

The event was the first for President Trump, carrying on the long-held tradition.