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Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrive during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Hillary Clinton will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration

By WITW Staff on January 3, 2017

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th becoming the nation’s 45th president, Hillary Clinton will be seated nearby looking on. She’ll be joined by her husband Bill Clinton, their aides confirmed on Tuesday, multiple sources reported. It’s tradition for former presidents and first ladies to attend presidential inaugurations, so Laura and George W. Bush also confirmed on Tuesday that they too will be on hand for Trump’s swearing in. But since a former first lady had never lost a presidential election before, it was never a foregone conclusion that the Clintons would attend — especially given how contentious the race against Trump became. Add to that the fact that Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million over Trump and … well, we wouldn’t be surprised if she jumped on the dais and threw her right hand down on the Bible when it makes its appearance.

Of course, Clinton will most likely be the model of decorum at the 58th presidential inauguration — her aides, according to New York magazine, said she ultimately decided to attend the inaugural in order to oversee the smooth transition of power and pay respect to America’s Democratic process. But, oh, the other places she’d likely rather be at the time: in the woods; a bookstore, an awards show, perhaps?

And hey, being that she’ll be in the nation’s capital, maybe she’ll stick around. We know there’s going to be a great big protest going on the next day in D.C. Imagine if she showed up at that event, too!


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