The former president attendee list just doubled. George W. Bush announced that he and Laura Bush will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States.
In a statement Tuesday, Bush’s office said the couple is “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.”
I’m glad that Bush decided to attend. If the Koch brothers can’t even enjoy a nice round of golf at one of Trump’s courses, civility within the GOP has reached its nadir. Having Bush, who left office one of the least popular presidents in a half century (you can’t count Nixon), join Trump actually goes a long way toward party unity.
Former President Jimmy Carter, 92, will also attend, and hopefully not utter a single word from his sadly weakened mind. Bush 43’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, Carter’s elder by a mere 111 days, will not attend.
The only question left is if former President Bill Clinton (and his wife) will show up. Not that anyone there to see Trump would actually want to see Hillary, but #winning, right?