Former Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton share message of unity for President Biden

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2021

Their message stood in stark contrast to former president Donald Trump, who didn't attend Biden's inauguration and ignored almost every element of a peaceful handoff of presidential power.

The former presidents gathered in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, to record the warm message for Biden, which aired during the "Celebrating America' inauguration special". During the speech, he appeared to be asleep as the 42nd President of the United States, who led the White House from 1993 to 2001.

Bush said their presence at the inauguration ceremonies reinforced that. We are both trying to come back to normalcy, deal with totally abnormal challenges, and do what we do best, which is to try to make a more flawless union. "And one of my fondest memories of the inauguration was the grace and generosity that President Bush showed me, and Laura Bush showed Michelle", said Obama. But this past year I've seen folks from all over America step up like never before, whether it was peacefully protesting against racial injustice, registering first-time voters, or simply making sure a neighbor could safely get their groceries. She finished the look with a matching belt with gold detailing, black gloves, and this year's hottest fashion accessory - a facemask. "America's a generous country, people of great hearts. Your success is our country's success and God bless you", Bush says in the video.

"Joe, I'm proud of you".

Do you think Bill Clinton was really asleep? "You have spoken for us today". It feels like we might finally be getting some momentum. We have to face them and we will defeat them, "said Joe Biden, chief of The Christian Science Monitor's Washington bureau".

In his farewell address on Wednesday, Trump did not name Biden, but said he wished the "new administration great luck and great success".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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