President Trump leaves office

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania wave as they board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on January 20, 2021, heading to his Family‘s residence in Florida (Reuters)

Today (20), U.S. President-elect Joe Biden holds his inauguration and handover ceremony in Washington, D.C. Trump had previously announced that he would not attend. Trump left the White House early in the morning and flew to Joint Base Andrews for a parting ceremony before flying to Florida.

The White House has sent a wide range of invitations to President Trump’s friends and family, the invitation only states that the event is a ceremony, no further details are listed. The event requires attendees to wear masks and bring up to five companions per person. It is said that more than 200 troops will participate in the send-off ceremony, along with a 21-gun salute and a ceremonial display. Trump was on hand to deliver remarks.

Then, Trump will return to Florida for the last Time on the presidential plane “Air Force One” (Air Force One).

In his Farewell Address yesterday, Trump praised the top accomplishments of his presidency, including efforts to normalize relations in the Middle East and to correct past policies and get tough on the Chinese Communist Party.

“We have restored the idea that in America, don’t forget anyone – because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. I took on the toughest battles, the most difficult struggles, the toughest choices – because that’s what you elected me (to) do.”

He added, “Our policies are not about left or right, not about Republican or Democrat, but about a country that means the whole country.”

Trump said the United States will “have a new administration in place on Wednesday, and (I will) pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.” “As I prepare to hand over power to the new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is just beginning.”

Biden was sworn in as the new U.S. president on Wednesday (Jan. 20). I will always be a proud son of Delaware,” Biden said Tuesday before departing for Washington, D.C., to be sworn in. Our next journey to Washington will begin here, and it’s extremely personal (because) this place defines the best of who we are as Americans.”