While promoting her book “What Happened” in London, Hillary Clinton admitted Friday that she tried to skip President Donald Trump’s nomination.
Clinton said during an interview on “The Graham Norton Show” that as a former first lady, she was expected to attend to “show support” for the “continuity of our government.”
Still, she admitted, “I really tried to get out of going.”
Clinton described how she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, attempted to find a reason to miss the inauguration.
“We thought ‘OK, maybe others aren’t going.’ We called the Bushes, and the elder Bushes were in the hospital, which I think was legitimate,” Clinton said.
“And so then, we called the younger Bushes and they said ‘Yeah, we’re going.’ We called the Carters, and they said ‘Yeah, we’re going,’ so Bill and I looked at each other and we said, ‘We gotta go.’”
Clinton went on to label Trump’s inaugural speech “dark” and “divisive.”
“I wanted him to rise to the occasion of being our president and being the president for everybody, not just people who supported him. That didn’t happen,” Clinton claimed.
She did not mention in the interview which specific parts of the inaugural address she felt were “divisive.”
Despite Clinton’s criticism of the address, others have praised the speech, including Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich, who said that when Trump “talked about the government,” she was reminded of Abraham Lincoln.
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said during his inaugural address.
He continued, “The Bible tells us, ‘how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’ We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.”
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