Trump Inauguration Guests: List of Who Is Attending

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a 'Trump' flag flies on top of a merchandise stand on North Capitol Street, January 19, 2017 in Washington. DC. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S. President on Friday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump’s inauguration is today, but who will be attending? More than 60 Democrats in Congress have said they are boycotting the event, along with a number of celebrities. But there will still be a large number of well-known people in attendance. Here’s a list of some of the notable people that you can expect to see at the inauguration, in addition to Republican Congressmen and Justices.

Former President Bill Clinton & Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton



Yes, Bill and Hillary Clinton are going to be at the inauguration, even though it will likely be very bittersweet for them. They decided to attend out of a sense of duty and out of respect for the democratic process, a source close to the Clintons said.

Former President George W. Bush & Laura Bush

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19:  Former U.S. president George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Busy wait for the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)


Yes, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, plan to attend Trump’s inauguration. They may not have endorsed him, but they will still be there. George W. Bush’s father and mother won’t be there, however, because of health issues. Both were recently hospitalized.

Former President Jimmy Carter

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Former President Jimmy Carter is attending the inauguration. He was one of the first former presidents to announce his plans to attend. Carter is still very active and recently even beat cancer and went into full remission.

President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama



President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be at the inauguration. The outgoing President always attends the incoming President’s inauguration and then departs afterward with little fanfare, as per tradition.

Sen. Roy Blunt

SPRINGFIELD, MO - NOVEMBER 09: U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) speaks to supporters on November 9, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. Blunt was successful in his reelection bid over Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)


United States Senator from Missouri, Roy Blunt, will be attending and calling the inauguration to order.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan will be giving a reading right after the call to order. He is the Archbishop of New York, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, will be giving a reading/invocation at the beginning of Trump’s inauguration.

Pastor Paula White-Cain

Pastor Paula White-Cain of New Destiny Christian Center will be giving a reading/invocation at the beginning of Trump’s inauguration.

Missouri State University Chorale

The Missouri State University Chorale is scheduled to perform a musical selection just before Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s oath of office.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform a musical selection just before President-Elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

Rabbi Marvin Hier

Rabbi Marvin Hier, of Simon Wiesenthal Center, will be giving a reading/benediction after Trump’s inaugural address.

Rev. Franklin Graham



Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and head of The Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, will be giving a reading/benediction after Trump’s inaugural address.

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson

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Bishop Jackson, of Great Faith Ministries International, will be giving a reading/benediction after Trump’s inaugural address.

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho will be singing the National Anthem to close out Trump’s inauguration. She’s from America’s Got Talent and was hit by a wave of criticism after she announced that she would sing the anthem.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

Antonio Sabato Jr. will be at the inauguration and at the Great American Inaugural Ball.

Stephen Baldwin

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Stephen Baldwin, whose brother Alec Baldwin is known for his impressions of Trump on Saturday Night Live, will be attending the inauguration.

Caitlyn Jenner

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Not only is Caitlyn Jenner attending Trump’s inauguration, but she also attended his candlelight dinner for donors and VIPs the night before. She hopes her attendance and involvement will help Republicans better understand LGBTQ issues. She’s a long-time Republican and spoke at the Convention in July.

Jon Voight

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Actor Jon Voight kicked off Donald Trump’s inauguration concert with a rousing speech about how God had answered prayers with Trump’s presidency.

Nigel Farage and the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’

According to a tweet shared by Nigel Farage, he and the “Bad Boys of Brexit” will be attending the inauguration.