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Hillary Clinton said in her new memoir, “What Happened,” that the first batch of rain ponchos issued during President Donald Trump’s inauguration looked like Ku Klux Klan hoods.
“It started to rain, and people around us fumbled with the thin plastic ponchos we’d been given,” Clinton wrote. “As awkward as the ponchos looked, they could have looked worse.”
“I had heard that the first batch of white ponchos that arrived could have looked something like KKK hoods from a certain angle, and a sharp-eyed inaugural organizer quickly replaced them.”
The public ceremony on January 20 was held at the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. Clinton described the day as “unusually warm” and encouraged her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to wear a trench coat.
The ponchos that were used for the ceremony also went viral after George W. Bush was photographed while struggling to put his on.