Trump's rival in presidential race Hillary to attend his inauguration

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

London [UK], Jan. 4 (ANI): Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary will attend US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month. Trump will take oath as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. The decision will put the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee on the stage as her bitter rival assumes office she long sought. The announcement came shortly after former president George W. Bush's office said on Tuesday that he would attend Trump's inauguration along with former first lady Laura Bush. The Bushes are "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," the Guardian quoted Bush's office as saying in a statement. It is traditional for former presidents and their spouses to attend the inauguration. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has largely avoided public appearances since Trump defeated her in November. Former president George H.W. Bush, 92, will not attend because of health issues. (ANI)