Hillary Clinton Explains Her Inauguration Day Attendance With One Tweet
"I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration."
Many eyes were expected to be on Hillary Clinton when the former Democratic presidential candidate arrived to the swearing in event of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States on Friday.
Her arrival with husband Bill Clinton occurred at the same time President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump were leaving the White House for the traditional limo ride of the outgoing and incoming presidents to the U.S. Capitol, providing a split-screen moment on TV news of the former election rivals.
Hillary Clinton's attendance, which was announced earlier this month, came as somewhat surprising since she has largely avoided the public eye since Trump's stunning victory in November.
But she had a very simple explanation on Friday morning.
"I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values," Clinton's Twitter account posted shortly after her arrival. "I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration."
I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2017
Clinton — who wore Ralph Lauren pantsuits (in red, white and blue) for all three presidential debates, as well as the day of the election — stepped out in a nude colored Ralph Lauren Collection jewel neck suit, paired with a double face cashmere cream coat.
Melania Trump also wore Ralph Lauren on Friday.
Shonda Rhimes was one of the first in Hollywood to commend Hillary Clinton for following Michelle Obama's mantra and "going high." Sharing her tweet, the prolific TV producer said, "Maturity, grace and oh boy, is she going high when they went low."