Did Hillary Clinton Attend Trump's Inauguration? Yes, But She Tried Really Hard To Avoid It
Imagine the most awkward situation you've ever been in. Now double it by a thousand. That is what Hillary Clinton had to deal with when she attended Donald Trump's inauguration. If you watched clips from the day, the former presidential candidate seemed measured and serene. It turns out that Hillary Clinton tried to avoid the inauguration — and it's actually a really funny, albeit supremely depressing, story.
On Jan. 20, Trump was sworn in as the president of the United States. In a perfect world, Clinton could have been far away, watching an episode of her favorite show, The Good Wife, or going for one of her dreamy walks through the woods. But, sadly, as a former first lady, it was kind of expected that she go.
Not that she didn't try to get out of it. During an interview on The Graham Norton Show, Clinton explained,
On the surface, Clinton really rallied the day of.
But inside, she was pretty horrified by what she was hearing on stage. She recalled,
Clinton then quipped: "It's reported that George W Bush said as [the speech ended] 'that was some weird sh*t.'"
Next to Bush's poncho struggles, that quote was probably the highlight of the day.
The former Secretary of State also delved into her recent war of words with the president on Twitter.
It all started when Trump tweeted out this, in response to Clinton's book What Happened:
Clinton came right back with this very helpful suggestion:
Are we maybe seeing where Chelsea Clinton gets all of her epic Twitter shading skills from?
Now, the former Secretary of State doesn't always clap back at Trump's angry tweets about her. After all, she explained on The Graham Norton Show, "there are so many."
She does make some exceptions, though.
“I do respond when I think what he has said is hurtful and unfair, and really causing problems for people," Clinton explained.
She went onto criticize the president for the flippant way that he uses Twitter, saying,
This isn't the first time that Clinton has emphasized the potentially catostrophic situations Trump could put the United States in.
During an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in October, Clinton said that "the whole world should be concerned." She also affirmed that Trump is, indeed, the most dangerous president that the U.S. has ever had.
"I think he is, because he is impulsive, he lacks self-control, he is totally consumed with how he is viewed, with how people think of him," she said. "He is vindictive."
Whew. It's a scary, strange time for America right now. In the meantime, if you're ever about to face any potentially awkward social situations, remember Hillary Clinton. If she could get through Trump's inauguration, you can do anything.