Before yesterday, Jimmy Carter was the only former president who had announced that he will show his support for Donald Trump’s administration by attending his inauguration. Now, however, two other presidents have agreed to attend the inauguration as well.
On Tuesday, George W. Bush confirmed that he would attend the inauguration with his wife Laura. Minutes later, Bill Clinton also said that he will go, making it clear that he was waiting to follow Bush’s lead on this one.
Daily Mail reported that Bush made his announcement through his spokesman Freddy Ford.
“They are pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power – a hallmark of American democracy – and swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President Pence,” Ford said.
The Bush’s have had a rocky relationship with Trump ever since he forced Jeb Bush out of the race during the primaries. Things were so bad that Bush refused to vote for Trump during the election, instead choosing to not vote at all.
George H.W. Bush had already announced that he would not be attending the inauguration, citing his poor health.
It had long been debated whether or not the Clintons would attend, given how awkward it might be for Hillary to be at the event. However, it looks like they have decided to bite the bullet and eat some crow at Trump’s inauguration after all.
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