Hillary Clinton arrived at Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday morning in Washington, with President Bill Clinton, despite a bitter campaign that was caught up in scandal and allegations of Russian interference. She wore a white coat in an echo of her white pantsuit at the Democratic National Convention, which was seen as homage to the suffragette movement.
After arriving, she (or likely a member of her team) 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
Her decision to attend was praised by people on both sides of the aisle, as a nod to the important of a peaceful transition of power.
SHE ALWAYS SHOWS UP
Give Hillary her due-she showed up. She shows dignity and class. This is a real lesson for the House Dems who lacked respect for her 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