Trump attends church on St. Patrick's Day

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral 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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Trump had spent the hours leading up to church tweeting criticisms of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' MORE (R-Ariz.), urging Fox News not to discipline its hosts for incendiary remarks and criticizing "Saturday Night Live."

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.