Former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, according to multiple reports.
"President and Mrs. George W. Bush will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on Jan. 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.," a spokesperson for Bush’s office said in a statement provided to CNN. "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."
In addition, Trump's former rival and her husband will also be in attendance to watch his inauguration, aides to both Clintons told Politico.
Former presidents traditionally attend the inauguration ceremonies of their successors. However, Hillary Clinton and Trump just concluded a divisive campaign season and Bush and Trump have had a tense relationship since the president-elect launched his candidacy. Both Bush and his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, were frequent targets of Trump on the campaign trail. Jeb Bush declined to endorse Trump and said he did not vote for him.
Bush and Clinton will join President Barack Obama and former President Jimmy Carter, who also plans to attend.
A spokesperson for President George H.W. Bush told CNN that the 92-year-old former president will not attend due to his health.