Former presidents Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton Trump’s share performance falls short of Obama, Clinton Press: Biden must become big and brave The challenge from Biden’s early days: stay focused and report MORE, George W. Bush and Barack Obama pondered President Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, stressing the urgency of a peaceful transition of power in a video message broadcast the night Biden was sworn in as 46th commander-in-chief.
“The inaugurations signal a tradition of peaceful transfer of power that is more than two centuries old,” Obama said.
Their remarks came as before President TrumpDonald Trump Lil Wayne Receives 11 Hours of Trump Pardon Trump grants pardon to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump, who is expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE refused to give way to Biden for weeks after the 2020 election was called in Biden’s favor and barely acknowledged victory until Trump’s last days in the White House. Trump also refused to attend the inauguration, widely seen as the muffin of the incoming president, which has not happened for centuries.
“The fact that the three of us are standing here talking about a peaceful transfer of power speaks to the institutional integrity of our country,” Bush said.
Clinton noted the challenges the country faces.
“It’s unusual. We are both trying to get back to normal, to deal with totally abnormal challenges, and to do what we do best, which is to try to achieve a more perfect union. This is an exciting time, “said the 42nd president.
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The video shows the three former presidents standing in the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, where they accompanied Biden to a ceremony he paid tribute to at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Obama called on Americans to listen to each other and reflect on the day he took office, saying Bush and former first lady Laura Bush showed it to him and the former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle Levon Robinson Obama Ashley Biden says Melania Trump has not contacted Jill Biden Biden, promised to be the most pro-immigrant president since Reagan Obama honored MLK Day: “He never succumbed to violence, never waved a treacherous flag “Grace and generosity.” He described it as “one of my fondest memories of the opening.”
“It was a reminder that we can have fierce differences and still acknowledge our common humanity, and that as Americans we have more in common than what divides us,” Obama said.
The former leaders echoed Biden’s message of unity, calling on Americans to narrow the deep political divisions that pervaded the national conversation.
“Everyone should get off their high horse and connect with their friends and neighbors and try to make that possible,” Clinton said.
All three sent good wishes to Biden and took root in his success, noting that they would be available to guide the new administration to achievement.
“Mr. President, I’m pulling for your success. Your success is the success of our country,” Bush said.