Trump: 'Very honored’ that Clinton attended inauguration

President Trump lavished praise on Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump's forgotten man and woman — still forgotten Sanders keeping door open on 2020 Schumer: Dems, not Russia, are to blame for loss to Trump MORE at a luncheon Friday, saying he was "very, very honored" to have his former campaign opponent at his inauguration.


“I was very honored — very, very honored — when I heard that President Bill ClintonBill ClintonOPINION | Dems need a fresh face for 2020: Try Kamala Harris Trump approval rating sets new low in second quarter: Gallup OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts MORE and Secretary Hillary Clinton was coming today. And I think it’s appropriate to say. And I’d like you to stand up. I’d like you to stand up," Trump said, urging the Clintons to acknowledge the lawmakers and dignitaries in attendance.


“And honestly, there’s nothing more I can say, because I have a lot of respect for those two people,” he added.


Hillary Clinton nodded at the president and appeared to mouth “thank you.”

Trump and Clinton fought bitterly during a general election campaign that often got personal, with Trump pledging to jail the former secretary of State and frequently leading supporters in chants of "lock her up."

After the election, Trump walked back his campaign promise to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server to conduct State Department business.