Watch Hillary Clinton Admit She Tried To 'Get Out Of' Attending Trump's Inauguration

Can you blame her?

Hillary Clinton didn't want to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. She makes this very clear in a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and writes about it in her book.

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"I have to say we did try to get out of it, to be totally honest," she admitted, adding that before making her decision to attend the event, she first called up former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush to see if they were attending as well. "I felt an obligation [to go]," she explains, "because I was going not as the opponent but as the former first lady and part of what we try to do, whether you're democrats or republicans, is to demonstrate continuity."

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Clinton described the experience as "painful" and "disappointing" but said that the Women's March—where millions of women and men alike gathered across the world in solidarity to protest the Trump administration's agenda―"made up for it."

"For a lot of people, it's the first time they've become active; they're really activated by their disagreements and fears about what's happening in Washington, and that's great but you have to keep it going," she continued. "You can't get tired and get discouraged because our system depends upon people standing up and speaking out and of course, voting."

From: Elle
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