Donald Trump has finally left the White House for the final time as 45th president of the United States.
According to the details, Trump travelled to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he’ll have a military sendoff and a red carpet has been set on the tarmac for Trump to step as Trump boards the plane. Four U.S. Army cannons are also set up for a 21-gun salute then he flies to Florida, where he’ll stay at Mar-a-Lago.
In a short farewell address at Andrews Air Base, Donald Trump thanked his family and wished the new administration well, but did not name newly elected President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Trump said, “It’s been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime.”
Trump said, “It’s been something very special. We’ve accomplished a lot…What we’ve done has been amazing by any standard…. we were not a regular administration.”
On the occasion, First lady Melania Trump said: “Being your first lady was my greatest honour. Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. God bless your families. And God bless this beautiful nation. Thank you.”
After giving his final speech as President Donald Trump left the stage to YMCA, greeting and hugging his family.
Trump is leaving Washington just hours before Joe Biden takes the oath of office as the 46th president. It’s the first time in more than a century that a sitting president has rejected the tradition of attending his successor’s inauguration.
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday evening, but tight security measures have been put in place in Washington DC following the January 6 violence. Donald Trump has left the White House and before Biden’s inauguration, the entire area from Capitol Hill to the White House was turned into a red zone.
The four-year rule of Republican Donald Trump has been tumultuous, and despite a clear defeat in the election, he has consistently denied it, saying there is a conspiracy against him.
Following Donald Trump’s allegations, a large number of his supporters stormed the US Legislature’s Capitol Hill on January 6, killing five people.
In the November 3 election last year, Biden received more than 80 million votes, compared to President Trump’s nearly 75 million.
According to the Electoral College, Biden received 306 votes while Trump received 232 votes.