FORMER United States’ President, Bill Clinton, his wife who dubbed Democrat’s candidate in the last election, Hillary, plan to attend the January 20 presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.
The confirmation about their attendance was made by their respective aides, according to a report by ABC’s Good Morning America.
Former presidents from both parties typically attend inaugurations, but her presence takes on added meaning given that the former first lady was President-elect Donald Trump’s main opponent in the 2016 race.
Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.9 million votes, but Republican Trump won the Electoral College, securing him the presidency.
The last time Clinton and Trump were in the same room together was at the October Al Smith Dinner in New York after the third presidential debate.
A similar situation unfolded in 2000 when outgoing Vice President Al Gore attended the inauguration of George W. Bush, who had defeated Gore in a contentious election.