Hillary Clinton arrived at Donald Trump’s inauguration this morning in Washington with President Bill Clinton. She wore a white Ralph Lauren coat which was seen as an homage to the suffragette movement.
After arriving, she posted a message on Twitter about why she was there, even after a divisive campaign. “I’m here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values,” the post reads. “I will never stop believing in our country and its future.”
I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2017
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 20, 2017
Her decision to attend was praised by people on both parties, as a nod to the importance of a peaceful transition of power. Scroll down to see some of the reactions on Twitter:
Give Hillary her due-she showed up. Shows dignity and class. A real lesson for the House Dems who lacked respect and pouted at home.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 20, 2017
Could not be prouder of @HillaryClinton today. She is the definition of an American patriot.
— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) January 20, 2017
Whether you love her or hate her — and plenty do both — Hillary Clinton’s attendance of this inauguration shows an awful lot of class.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 20, 2017
Former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush were also in attendance— despite his parents, former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, both being hospitalized in Houston this week.