Who needs Beyoncé when you can have Hillary?
Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, according to CNN. It’s a grand show of conciliation after a brutally personal election.
Citing aides to both Clintons, CNN said that the Clintons will join former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, who announced their scheduled participation in a statement on Tuesday.
“President and Mrs. George W. Bush will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,” the statement read. “They are 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.”
As TheWrap first reported, Trump’s team is struggling to book A-list performers for his inaugural festivities, with two talent bookers saying they were offered ambassadorships if they could deliver marquee names. The inauguration team has its sights set on top-tier talents like Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Aretha Franklin, and are willing to pay steep fees for the performers.
Trump’s team has managed to enlist 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho to sing the national anthem. They’ve also booked the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and, yes, the Radio City Rockettes.
We don’t expect Hillary to perform, but her attendance is a nice get for the Trump camp.