While on British TV, Hillary Clinton spoke about how she went to great lengths to avoid Trump’s inauguration. “I really tried to get out of going,” she said.
Despite this being a customary attendance, while on “The Graham Norton Show,” she spoke about how her and former President Bill Clinton did their best to get out of it.
After sharing this, Clinton received laughter and applaud from the crowd. From there on she spoke about her conversations she had with former presidents Jimmy Carter and the Bushes.
“So you know we called the Bushes, and the elder Bushes were in the hospital, which I think was legitimate,” Clinton said while getting more and more cheers and laughter.
“We called the younger Bushes they said, ‘Yeah we’re going.’ We called the Carters they said, ‘Yeah we’re going,'” Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton On Trump’s Inauguration
Clinton noted in the segment that it was something of a “tradition” as a former first lady to attend. She said that commitment applies regardless of the incoming president being a Republican or a Democrat, and it serves as a way to show “support and continuity of our government.”
This is not the first time Clinton has spoken about attending Trump’s inauguration. She addressed the event in her book What Happened in a much more serious manner. She also commented on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” in September about her thoughts on the speech.
While on the British comedy talk show, Clinton reiterated what she wrote in her book about Trump’s speech being “dark and divisive.” She then echoed her previous judgment that it was “cry from the white-nationalist gut.”
She finished by tying her feelings back to the former President George W. Bush, bringing up a reportfrom New York magazine of Bush describing the inauguration speech as “some weird shit.”
The best part of this story is that it’s not Trump describing how he wanted to get out of attending Hillary Clinton’s inauguration.