Politics

Trump And Clinton Shake Hands At Luncheon (Video)

| by Jordan Smith

President Donald Trump called for a standing ovation for his campaign rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at an inaugural luncheon Jan. 20 (video below).

The president was also seen shaking hands with the failed Democratic presidential candidate, Daily Mail reported.

"I'll tell you there is something that I wanted to say because I was honored–very, very honored–when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton [were] coming today, and I think that's appropriate to say," Trump says in a brief speech, Time reported. "And I'd like you to stand up. I'd like you to stand up."

Attendees at the lunch included the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, members of both congressional parties and members of the new administration.

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"Honestly, there's nothing more I can say because I have a lot of respect for those two people, so thank you both for being here," Trump adds.

However, the day did not go entirely to plan for Hillary, with chants of "Lock her up" coming from a small group of Trump supporters at the inaugural celebrations.

Many also alleged she looked upset at the ceremony, where she sat alongside husband Bill on the podium.

"There it is: President Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton shake hands before the inaugural luncheon. Looks like he mouthed 'thank you' to her," wrote one Twitter user, reported by The Telegraph.

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"Hillary Clinton looks like a dog that thought she was going to the park and ended up at the Vet," added another.

Her demeanor was contrasted with that of outgoing President Barack Obama, who was smiling during the proceedings and even shared a joke with former President George W. Bush.

Hillary explained why she was attending the ceremony to her Twitter followers and why she rejected moves by some Democrats to boycott the occasion.

"I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future," she wrote.

Sources: Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Time / Photo credit: US Department of State/Flickr

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