Before, it sounded like no former presidents (minus Jimmy Carter) would attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. That’s all changed. George W. Bush just announced that he and his wife will attend the inauguration in order to “witness the peaceful transfer of power.”
But get this. Are you ready? I don’t think you are, because I’m still processing it. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend the inauguration as well.
JUST IN: Hillary Clinton and Pres. Bill Clinton will attend the Inauguration of Pres.-elect Trump, Clinton aides say – @albamonica
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 3, 2017
JUST IN: Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former Pres. Bill Clinton to attend Trump inauguration, CBS News confirms.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 3, 2017
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 3, 2017
Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend the inauguration of Donald Trump https://t.co/6vDrA6Abdd
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 3, 2017
Bill and Hillary Clinton have decided to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of their plans. The Clintons will join former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, who have also announced that they will attend. George and Laura Bush said today that they would be present “to witness the peaceful transfer of power.”
Two well-placed sources tell New York that over the past few weeks Hillary Clinton discussed with trusted advisers and friends whether or not she should attend the inaugural. She and President Clinton, the sources said, decided to do so out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.
Inauguration Day just got 10 times more interesting.