Donald Trump and wife Melania depart the White House

Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump travels his Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump walked toward Marine 1 at 8:00 AM this morning he departed the White House for the final time as President.

Heading to the Sunshine State instead of attending his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump and Melania took off just after 8:15 AM for Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland. A requested military-style sendoff will bid Trump adieu before boarding Air Force One for the last time as he heads to Florida.

The last time a President was absent for an Inauguration Ceremony was in 1869 when Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States gave up his seat to Ulysses S. Grant.

The couple will land in Florida and make their way by motorcade to their Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach.

His arrival at Mar-a-Lago is being timed to get him behind the wall of the resort before Trump’s term as president expires at noon.


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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.