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Hillary Clinton Makes Announcement About Inauguration

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's  inauguration on Jan. 20, two of their aides announced on Jan. 3.

The aides told CNN that the former president and first lady would attend the event in keeping with tradition of former presidents attending the formal transfer of power. They will join former President Jimmy Carter, the only former president who had publicly committed to attending before the announcement.

During her concession speech the morning after Trump won the Nov. 8 election, Hillary wished Trump the best and expressed hope that "he will be a successful president for all Americans," according to Fortune.

"We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought," she said at the time. "But I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power."

Former President George W. Bush's office announced on Jan. 3 that he and his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, would also be there in person to watch Trump be sworn in.

"President and Mrs. George W. Bush will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.," said a statement from the office, according to CNN. "They 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."

Bush's father, former President George H. W. Bush, is not expected to attend the event for health reasons, a spokesman said.

Neither Bush voted for Trump on Election Day, sources said. The elder Bush reportedly voted for Hillary, while it is not known which candidate the younger former president supported on Election Day.

Sources: CNN, Fortune / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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