Washington – The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, left the White House for the last time as president on Wednesday with his wife, Melania, in the presidential helicopter, Marine One, a few hours before the inauguration of his successor, the Democrat Joe Biden.
Trump headed to the Andrews (Maryland) military air base, outside Washington, where he held a brief farewell act with supporters, and later boarded the presidential plane, Air Force One, for the last time to travel to his private club of Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach (Florida).
The New York magnate thus broke tradition and will not be present at the investiture ceremony of his successor.
Trump has not acknowledged defeat in the elections last November and continues to denounce, without evidence, “electoral fraud.”
With his departure from the White House, four turbulent years marked by controversy conclude in which he will go down in history as the first president of the United States to whom two impeachment processes have been opened, the last of which is pending in the Senate.