After a heavily contested general election, it was unclear whether or not Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton would be attending President-elect Trump’s inauguration. The Bush family was also at odds with Trump after his conflict with Jeb Bush, and it was even implied that Bush 41 would be voting for Hillary Clinton and that Bush 43 would not be voting for Trump.Today, Clinton aides and a statement from Bush 43 confirmed that they would be joining Jimmy Carter in attending the inauguration. Bush 41 will not be attending because of his health.
The statement from Bush 43 said that “President and Mrs. George W. Bush will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 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.”
Heading into the Republican primaries, Jeb Bush was seen as a top contender for winning the nomination, but poor debate performances and a rivalry with the dominant Donald Trump ended his campaign effort. After Trump won the nomination, various political pundits and polls predicted that Hillary Clinton would becoming the 45th President of the United States.
President-elect Trump’s inauguration will be on January 20th, 2017.