Trump: 'Very honored’ that Clinton attended inauguration

President Trump lavished praise on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 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 ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Bill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital 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.

 

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“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.