Donald Trump leaves the White House.
At 8:15, on the 20th of January, 2021, the Trumps bid farewell to a small group of offenders on the South Lawn of the White House and boarded the Marine Corps One presidential helicopter. Trump told the crowd that he just wanted to say goodbye and that being president was his lifetime glory.
After the farewell ceremony in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Donald Trump flew to Florida for the last time on Air Force One, becoming the first incumbent president of the United States not to attend the inauguration of a successor president in more than 150 years. However, Trump still followed a convention and left a letter to Biden.
Trump’s farewell ceremony was held on the morning of the 20th local time, at Andrews Air Force Base, on the outskirts of Washington, DC. According to a previous report, Trump told people that he did not want to leave Washington as a former president, let alone ask Biden to allow him to use the presidential plane.
After the farewell ceremony, Donald Trump took Air Force One to the Sea Lake Manor in Palm Beach, Florida, becoming the first incumbent president of the United States who did not attend the inauguration of a successor president since 1869. However, Trump still followed a tradition – a spokesperson said that Trump left a letter to Biden in the Oval Office.
Marine Corps One took Trump and his party to Andrews Air Force Base, 8 miles east of Washington, DC. There, the Trumps walked on the red carpet and were welcomed by the guard of honor, military band and 21-gun salute. About 500 Donald Trump supporters were also present.