Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush to attend Donald Trump's inauguration


Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton will attend the inauguration of their former friend and rival Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

First reported by Daily Intelligencer, the Clintons have quietly decided to attend the historic day's events after discussing the matter with trusted advisers and friends.

The former Democratic nominee's decision to see Trump sworn into office comes on the heels of perhaps the most contentious presidential race in modern history, in which President-elect Trump often resurfaced scandals from both Hillary and Bill Clinton's past. Clinton herself repeatedly took personal jabs at the billionaire businessman's past. The former secretary of state ultimately won approximately three million more votes than Trump nationwide, but lost the electoral college by dozens of votes.

The former Democratic nominee and president allegedly decided to make an appearance at festivities in Washington out of a sense of "duty and respect" for the American democratic process.

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The Clintons will join former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, the last Republican family to live in the White House, in Washington D.C. that day.

The Bush family said they were "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," in a statement released on Tuesday.

Former President Jimmy Carter, the oldest living Democrat to serve as president, was the first former inhabitant of the Oval Office to RSVP to Trump's Inauguration Day.

Former President George H.W. Bush has yet to say whether or not he will attend the event, and reports emerged during the campaign that the elder Bush planned to vote for Clinton over the less conventional Republican nominee. Similar rumors swirled about his son's voting intentions to vote for Clinton as well during the final days of the campaign.

Donald Trump's inauguration will take place on January 20 in Washington D.C.