President Trump is preparing to leave office this morning with a celebratory send off from Andrews Air Force Base.
The presidential helicopter Marine One is waiting on the South Lawn of the White House.
Marine One lands on South Lawn of the White House.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 20, 2021
President Trump will soon climb aboard and leave the White House for the final time as President.
From there Trump will enjoy a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One to his home in Florida.
Definitely the smallest crowd size of the Trump presidency at the departure ceremony. pic.twitter.com/xYSi6YZUcH
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 20, 2021
Vice President Mike Pence did not attend, he will be present at Joe Biden’s inauguration which will happen after Trump arrives at PBIA and heads to Mar-a-Lago around 11.
So expect road closures around Southern Blvd and Palm Beach.
Trump is the 23rd President to serve one term or less. However, he is only the fifth to not win a second term. The other four are William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.
Trump reportedly left President-elect Joe Biden a letter inside the Oval Office. The contents of the letter are not known but the notes are typically hand-written and encouraging. The tradition started in 1989 when Ronald Reagan left a letter for George H.W. Bush.