US President Donald Trump has left the White House for the last time as president of the United States.
Having issued a series of pardons overnight, President Trump refused to attend his successor, Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
President Trump left the White House on Wednesday morning for the last time as president.
“Have a good life, we’ll see you soon,” Trump said at the end of his remarks delivered to supporters at Joint Base Andrews.
He left the White House on a red carpet hand-in-hand with Melania Trump, who wore a dark suit and sunglasses. He spoke briefly with reporters before boarding his helicopter, where he and Melania stood in the doorway one last instant, waving goodbye.
Trump had a farewell event in suburban Maryland with administration veterans and other supporters. Afterwards, he and Melania boarded Air Force One for the journey to Florida, where they will reside.
After taking the oath of office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders aimed at reversing policies on issues including the environment and immigration.