Report: George W. Bush Will Attend Trump’s Inauguration Day
Former President George W. Bush will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration, it was confirmed Tuesday.
“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 [Mike] Pence,” Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford said in a statement obtained by the Dallas News. Former First Lady Laura Bush will also attend the event, which is on Jan. 20.
No further details were released.
It comes about a week after former President Jimmy Carter said he would attend, according to Politico.
It’s unclear if 92-year-old former President George H.W. Bush will attend. He didn’t attend the last Inauguration Day for President Barack Obama, citing health concerns. Meanwhile, reports last year indicated that he may have cast his ballot for Hillary Clinton.
It was also announced that former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton will attend.
Neither George W. and Laura Bush voted for either Trump or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—but they instead voted for Republicans down ballot, according to reports on Election Day. His brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ran against Trump in the Republican primary in a contentious campaign, with Trump and Bush repeatedly going after one another during the debates.
George W. Bush and his father did not publicly weigh in on the 2016 election.
Also, it has been reported that Trump’s inauguration day may feature the Radio City Rockettes dancers. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will also perform at the swearing-in ceremony, and teenage singer Jackie Evancho also confirmed she would sing the U.S. national anthem.