The inauguration of President-elect, Donald Trump, won’t play out quite the way his team had envisioned.
Many music icons turned down Trump’s offer to feature at his inauguration.
Not so with the Clintons as both Bill and Hillary Clinton say they will attend Trump’s inaugural ceremonies.
Protocol dictates that former presidents, and their spouses, are given prominent seats to witness an inauguration.
But never has a former first lady lost the election, and it had not been a given that either Clinton would attend.
Hillary’s attendance will signal an important mark about the peaceful transfer of power in the USA.
This is coming despite a very bitter and raucous campaign in recent electioneering history in the USA.
Both Clintons spoke with Trump to congratulate him on his victory.
A spokesman for former President Clinton said they have not spoken since.
Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to Obama, did not attend Obama’s second inaugural.
Previous election losers like John McCain, R-Ariz., and John F. Kerry, D-Mass., attended the inaugurations of their rivals.
Al Gore also attended George W. Bush’s first inaugural in 2001 despite the brouhaha that followed the 2001 US elections.
Bush, the 43rd president, will also attend Trump’s inauguration as the 45th, as will former President Jimmy Carter.
Former President George H. W. Bush will not attend because of health issues, CNN reported.