Scenes from President Donald Trump's White House Departure Before Biden's Inauguration


The Trumps walk out of the White House together shortly after 8 a.m. local time on Jan. 20, 2021.

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Trump leaves office amidst an unprecedented second impeachment and in the wake of the Capitol riots this month by a pro-Trump mob, encouraged by months of the president’s lies about the results of the November election.

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The Trumps will next fly to his private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Mar-a-Lago is where the president and first lady filed their “declaration of domicile” in fall 2019 and switched their permanent residences to from New York City.

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Donald Trump and Melania Trump talk to the press as they depart the White House.

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Melania Trump smiles as she and her husband speak with reporters. 

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The pair walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. 

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Donald Trump boards Marine One as he departs the White House. 

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Trump waves as he boards Marine One. 

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A military aide carries the nuclear “football” with the equipment and nuclear codes to Marine One after the Trumps board. 

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Marine One leaves the White House with Donald Trump and Melania Trump on board. 

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Marine One lifts off, carrying Donald Trump and Melania Trump as they depart from the White House. 

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The Trumps arrive to a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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Ivanka Trump, husband Jared Kushner and their children, Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. arrive at Joint Base Andrews. 

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Tiffany Trump and her fiancé Michael Boulos (left) and Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle (second from right) wait for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to arrive. 

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Ivanka Trump, husband Jared Kushner and their children, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Trump family members stand on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews. 

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Donald Trump Jr. gets emotional as his father departs. 

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President Donald Trump listens as First Lady Melania Trump speaks before boarding Air Force One. 

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President Donald Trump also speaks before boarding Air Force One.

“We were not a regular administration,” Trump said his self-congratulatory 10-minute speech. “I will always fight for you … the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success.”

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“We will be back in some form,” Trump said in his speech, receiving a small burst of cheers.

Then, the president gave his parting message: “Have a good life,” Trump said. “We will see you soon.”

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