Donald Trump’s win was an historic upset that deserves respect. If the other living Presidents don’t attend, it will reflect more badly on them than on Trump.
Jimmy Carter’s policies as President may have been bad, but at least he had the class to say he’ll be at Trump’s inauguration.
Carter is only former president to RSVP for Trump’s inauguration
One month out, Jimmy Carter is the only former president to RSVP to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, while Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are putting off their decision until the new year.
The Clintons have been keeping a low profile since the election and have made no decisions about whether to attend, according to a person familiar with the planning. Angel Urena, a spokesman for Bill Clinton, declined to comment.
Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told POLITICO that the most recent Republican president will not announce whether he will attend until the new year, while a source familiar with the matter said Bush is also still weighing whether to show up. George W. Bush had tweeted out a statement of congratulations to Trump after the election, but neither he nor his father endorsed Trump, who often mocked his brother Jeb throughout the GOP primary.
President Barack Obama in 2009 enjoyed the presence of all four living presidents— both Bushes, Carter and Clinton — at his first inauguration…
George H.W. Bush deserves a pass for his health. He is over 90, after all.
George W. Bush should go. Bill Clinton and Obama should certainly attend as well.
The election is over.
It’s time for former Presidents to help unite the country.