CNN confirmed the news that Secretary Clinton, who lost the election to President-Elect Trump, will be in attendance for the tradition to swear-in the new President.
“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.,” a statement provided to the news outlet also confirmed that former President George W. Bush would attend. “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.”
Hillary Clinton has been keeping out of the spotlight since the end of her presidential campaign in November but made sure to thank her supporters one last time before the end of the year.
The former Democratic presidential penned a touching note that she sent out in an end-of-year email.
“Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign. While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them,” Hillary wrote.
She added,” I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, and fairer future for our country and the world. The holidays are a time to be thankful for our blessings. So let us rejoice in this season and look forward with renewed hope and determination.”
Hillary concluded, “I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead. I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!”
The former president of the United States cast his vote alongside NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday (December 19) in Albany, N.Y.
“I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” Bill told reporters (via CBS News). “You know, I’ve watched her work for two years. I watched her battle through that bogus email deal, be vindicated at the end when Secretary Powell came out. She fought through that. She fought through everything. And she prevailed against it all but at the end we had the Russians and the FBI deal and she couldn’t prevail against them. She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes.”
Hillary Clinton made her official return to Capitol Hill for a portrait unveiling in honor of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid!
The former Democratic presidential hopeful hit the stage to give a speech, where she shared sweet words about the late John Glenn, mentioned her return to the public eye and tackled one of the election’s most controversial problems: fake news.
“This is not exactly the speech at the Capitol I hoped to be giving after the election, but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, I thought it would be a good idea to come out,” Hillary joked. “I am very grateful to Harry for inviting me to be a part of this celebration.”
“Let me just mention one thread in particular that should concern all Americans — Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike, [and] especially those who serve in our Congress: the epidemic of malicious, fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year,” Hilary later added. “It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It’s a danger that must be addressed, and addressed quickly.”
Hillary Clinton Full Speech at Harry Reid Portrait Unveiling
“It’s a great honor, it means a lot. Especially me growing up reading Time magazine, it’s a very important magazine,” Donald expressed during the announcement on The Today Show this morning (December 7). “I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year and last year but I consider this to be a very great honor.”
“When you say divided states of America, I didn’t divide them. They’re divided now,” Donald added about the magazine’s headline. “There is a lot of division but we’re going to put it back together and we’re going to have a country that is very well healed. We’re going to be a very great economics force, we’re going to build up our military and safety. We’re going to do a lot of great things.”
Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the 2016 UNICEF Snowflake Ball to honor Katy Perry, one of her biggest celebrity supporters!
The Democratic presidential hopeful stepped out at the event on Tuesday (November 29) in New York City to present the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award to Katy.
“On a personal level, I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be here to help celebrate … a global megastar, a social media queen with the most Twitter followers in the world – although she’s getting some competition – and someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get back up,” Hillary said during her intro (via THR).
“On a personal level, I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be here to help celebrate … a global megastar, a social media queen with the most Twitter followers in the world – although she’s getting some competition – and someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get back up,” she added.