By Worthy News Breaking News Team George Whitten and Stefan J. Bos
(Worthy News) – Calling it “the honor of a lifetime,” U.S. President Donald J. Trump left the White House for the final time as leader of the free world.
Trump emerged from the home of presidents Wednesday morning as he walked for the last time across the South Lawn to board Marine One. He said, “It’s been a great honor, the honor of a lifetime.”
Trump later headed to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he had a military sendoff. He spoke to supporters at Joint Base Andrews, where he walked across a red carpet and boarded Air Force One to head to Florida. He said: “So just a goodbye. We love you.” And the 45th president added, “We will be back in some form.”
A red carpet was placed on the tarmac for Trump to walk as he boarded the plane. Four U.S. Army cannons were at hand for a 21-gun salute. Trump flew to Florida, where he’ll stay at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump’s family was on the plane with him. He spent some of the flight meeting with flight staff, who went up to say goodbye.
Trump was 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.
Trump has consistently disputed the outcome of the recent elections citing reported voter fraud. Congress disagreed and confirmed the declared results showing that the 78–year-old Biden had won.
Trump departs office as the only president ever impeached twice. Millions more are out of work than when he was sworn when he oversaw historic economic growth. But those policies were severely tested by the coronavirus pandemic that health officials claimed left 400,000 dead.
The inauguration was to take place without large crowds but with tens of thousands of troops and security forces in Washington D.C.
Trump departs office as the only president ever impeached twice. and with millions more out of work than when he was sworn in and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus.
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