Trump attends church on St. Patrick's Day

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE attended services on Sunday morning at St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. to mark St. Patrick's Day.

The president made the short trip to the church, located about two blocks from the White House, via motorcade.

The 11 a.m. service featured some Irish elements to commemorate St. Patrick's Day, according to a reporter traveling with the president.

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The president welcomed Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to the White House last week as part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Trump attended the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the Capitol, and took part in the traditional shamrock bowl presentation.

Trump does not often attend church services, though he has done so in the past to mark holidays such as Christmas and Easter. He most recently went to a service at the National Cathedral on Christmas Eve. He spent the holiday in Washington, D.C., instead of at his Mar-a-Lago resort amid the partial government shutdown.