Bill Clinton has never had much of a poker face. Most of his emotions can be clearly read in his eyes. When his smile catches up, there’s little doubt what’s on his mind. And at Donald Trump’s inauguration, it seemed to be another Trump.
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This is familiar territory for Americans who lived through the Clinton years. And it is certainly familiar ground for Hillary. We can only assume that he looked at her like that, once.
That, though, was long ago. Though the political dynasty has remained intact, there seems to be no real bond between Hillary and Bill. Decorum would dictate, though, that Bill behave–at least in public.
Bill’s longing gaze had several distinct moments. At one point, he even seemed to bite his lip. And the cameras were rolling.
Hillary noticed, too. When she did, Hillary gave Bill the evil-eye.
It was not the day his wife would become president after all, but it seems Bill Clinton still plenty enjoyed himself at the inauguration.
The former president was captured on camera supposedly ogling Ivanka Trump as she arrived at ceremony on Friday.
Clinton seemed to bite down on his lip with approval and then muttered something as he intently watched from the podium at the Capitol.
But it wasn’t just the cameras who caught Bill. Hillary noticed, too. And then she gave him the evil-eye, and held that paralyzing look until Bill broke his longing gaze. It looked like she wanted him to know that he’d been caught.
Then she turned back to the stage and looked bitter.
It is impossible to say just who had caught Bill’s eye. The internet loves irony, and Ivanka fits that bill, so to speak. After the images went viral, the comments commenced.
The most succinct summation was this one: “Find someone who looks at you the same way Bill Clinton looks at Ivanka Trump.”
Could this be the last chapter of the Clinton legacy? Pundits applauded Hillary for showing up to the inauguration, and Trump praised his former candidate. Yet it is this moment that marks the final demise of her political aspirations.
Here’s another look at the event, from the crowd who watched someone’s creative, real-time editing.