The 2016 Presidential Election was bitter and grueling. That much can be said by anyone.
Even the fallout of Trump’s win over the course of the ensuing months was fraught with controversy, rumors, protests, and pathetic videos from celebrities.
It’s clear that entrenched liberals violently opposed to Trump taking office. This largely due to their massive disappointment that Hillary Clinton would not be the first woman president.
The barbs thrown by the Clinton campaign during the election were relentless. They went after Trump’s character, family, businesses, and even his intelligence. It’s clear there is no love lost between the two of them; surely she is still bitter and angry over her historic loss.
But with the Inauguration looming, it is a long-standing tradition that living Presidents attend. That including Bill Clinton. But will the former First Lady be by his side, after losing to Trump?
From New York Magazine:
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.
As a long time politician and public figure, Hillary will no doubt put on a brave and gracious face during the Inauguration. As she did when she conceded her defeat, she will show at least an outward sign of support for the next President.
Though I can’t help but think the scene will be at least a little bit awkward, for the Clinton’s. They worked so hard to destroy Trump and install Hillary as president, only to be crushed.
Can these liberal elitists, who enjoyed such prominence in politics for decades, swallow their pride and congratulate Donald Trump? Will there be photo ops of them shaking his hand or–dare I say–hugging him?
We will just have to wait and see, I guess.
Source: NY Magazine