Donald Trump finally leaves White House for the last time in his presidential term
Trump emerged from White House on Wednesday morning and strode across the South Lawn to board Marine One.
He said: “It’s been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime.”
“I just want to say goodbye. And hopefully, it’s not a long-term goodbye, we’ll see each other again. Thank you all very much,” Trump said.
Trump now heads to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he’ll have a military sendoff.
A red carpet has been placed on the tarmac for Trump to walk as he boards the plane. Four US Army cannons are set up for a 21-gun salute.
Trump then flies to Florida, where he’ll stay at Mar-a-Lago.
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.