Hillary Clinton, alongside her husband Bill Clinton and former president and first lady George W. Bush and Laura Bush, watched as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.


Clinton watched with a gloomy look as Trump was sworn in this afternoon. She was seen laughing with former First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as the Bush family. While many did not expect her to be present at the inauguration, she explained on twitter her motivation for being there. “I’m here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values,” she wrote. “I will never stop believing in our country & its future.”

“This is not an easy day for anyone that supported her or believes in progressive values, let alone her,” an aide tells People. “But she did it, because she’s Hillary Clinton, and she’s there for all the right reasons, honoring democracy, and representing the values she ran on.”

Clinton wore one of her signature pantsuits, a white ensemble from Ralph Lauren with a cashmere coat. In an unforeseen twist, both Trump sisters, Ivanka and Tiffany, also wore white pantsuits. Some believe this is more than a coincidence, and perhaps a subtle protest against their father’s policies and for feminism and women’s rights.

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