US President Donald Trump left the White Home for the ultimate time on Wednesday, heading by helicopter to a close-by navy base the place he’ll fly to Florida, skipping the inauguration of successor Joe Biden in a unprecedented break with custom.
Trump, 74, and First Woman Melania Trump walked a brief pink carpet and boarded Marine One on the White Home garden on a sunny however chilly day in Washington for the quick flight to Joint Base Andrews, the place he’ll board Air Power One.
In short remarks to reporters, Trump stated it had been an “superb 4 years” and the “honor of a lifetime.”
“I simply need to say goodbye,” he stated.
Trump can be at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida when Biden is sworn in at midday (1700 GMT) because the forty sixth president of america.
A extra elaborate departure ceremony is deliberate at Joint Base Andrews together with a 21-gun salute and remarks by the outgoing president, the primary to skip the inauguration of his successor in additional than 150 years.
Trump repeatedly and falsely claimed that he gained the November 3 presidential election and his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a bid to disrupt the certification by Congress of Biden’s victory.
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