“We will probably be again in some kind,” Trump mentioned.
January 20, 2021, 2:01 PM
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President Donald Trump, holding fingers with Melania Trump, left the White Home for the ultimate time as commander in chief shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
“Hopefully it’s not a long-term goodbye. We are going to see one another once more,” Trump mentioned as he left the White Home.
President Donald Trump and first girl Melania Trump cease to speak with the media as they stroll to board Marine One on the South Garden of the White Home,Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
President Donald Trump and first girl Melania Trump cease to speak with the media as they stroll to board Marine One on the South Garden of the White Home, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Trump boarded Marine One to go to Joint Base Andrews for a farewell speech hours earlier than Joe Biden is sworn in as forty sixth president of the US.
Trump, who is just not attending Biden’s inauguration, was greeted at Joint Base Andrews by cannons firing and the navy band enjoying.
President Donald Trump speaks earlier than boarding Air Pressure One at Andrews Air Pressure Base, Md., Jan. 20, 2021.
“We have achieved a lot collectively,” Trump mentioned to the small crowd, as his household seemed on. “Folks don’t know how arduous this household labored — they usually labored for you. They might’ve had a a lot simpler life.”
Donald Trump Jr. attends the departure ceremony of President Donald Trump on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 20, 2021.
Trump invited Melania Trump to the mic, the place she mentioned, “being your first girl was my biggest honor. Thanks on your love and your help.”
President Donald Trump and first girl Melania Trump take a look at supporters earlier than boarding Air Pressure One at Andrews Air Pressure Base, Md., Jan. 20, 2021.
First girl Melania Trump watches as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 20, 2021.
The president took a glance again at his time period, telling the viewers, “What we’ve got finished has been superb by any commonplace.”
“We have left all of it on the sector,” he mentioned.
He touted his appointment of three Supreme Court docket justices, creation of the Area Pressure, a powerful economic system earlier than the pandemic and growth of COVID-19 vaccines.
Trump referred to the pandemic as if it was prior to now, saying, “As dangerous because the pandemic was … we did one thing that’s actually thought-about a medical miracle. They’re calling it a miracle, and that was the vaccine. We bought the vaccine developed in 9 months.”
Outgoing President Donald Trump addresses visitors at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Jan. 20, 2021.
Outgoing President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the White Home in Washington, D.C, Jan. 20, 2021.
The president mentioned, “I’ll at all times struggle for you. I will probably be watching, I will probably be listening and I’ll let you know the way forward for the nation has by no means been higher.”
Trump didn’t title Biden or Vice President-elect Kamala Harris however mentioned he needs the “new administration nice luck and nice success.”
Trump mentioned of the brand new administration, “They’ve the inspiration to do one thing actually spectacular. And once more, we put it able prefer it has by no means been earlier than.”
On the conclusion of his speech, Trump briefly thanked Vice President Mike Pence and second girl Karen Pence.
Trump additionally thanked Congress, including, “A minimum of sure parts in Congress.”
He ended by saying, “We will probably be again in some kind.”
“Have a very good life — we’ll see you quickly,” Trump mentioned.