The hits just keep on coming for Donald Trump, who not only scored several high profile wins today just by tweeting, when first Ford cancelled a Mexico expansion plan after Trump scolded GM for a similar transgression, followed by House Republicans undoing their proposal to strip the Ethics Office of its independence, culminating with the Senate announcing it has begun the process of repealing Obamacare, the next big thing on the agenda is who will be present at the Trump inauguration on Jan. 20.
And while we learned earlier today that both George W, Bush and his wife would attend the Trump inauguration, with a Bush spokesman saying that the couple is "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 [Mike] Pence," it was the far more unexpected news that the Clintons would also partake in the festivities.
As NY Mag first reported, "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.”
New York adds 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."
Moments ago ABC confirmed as much in a tweet:
With the Clintons joining the inauguration, President George H.W. Bush is the only living president who won’t attend, due to health reasons the Hill reports.
So does this mean that the animosity between the political elites is over?