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.