- President Trump left the White House, boarding Marine One for the last time
- While speaking to reporters, he said it had been the 'honor of a lifetime' to serve as president
- Trump is the first president since 1869 to snub his successor's inauguration
President Donald Trump has finally departed the White House for the last time. He left for Joint Base Andrews, for a short farewell ceremony at the base before one last presidential flight to Palm Beach.
The soon to be former president thanked reporters at the White House and said it had been the 'honor of a lifetime' to serve as president.
At Joint Base Andrews, Trump, after receiving a 21-gun salute gushed over his family.
To his supporters present, Trump said:
"We love you. I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart. This has been an incredible four years. We've accomplished so much together.
"I want to thank you for your effort, your hard work - people have no idea how hard this family worked and they worked for you. They could have had a much easier life but they did a fantastic job."
By leaving town, Trump is the first president since 1869 to snub his successor's inauguration.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za had reported that Donald Trump's daughter got engaged at the White House hours before his exit. Congratulations are in order for one of US president, Donald Trump's daughters, Tiffany, as she recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Michael Boulos.
An excited Tiffany took to her Instagram page of over a million followers to share the good news. According to the message shared, Boulos, 23, proposed to the 27-year-old in the White House.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Trump was ‘upset’ over a number of Hollywood stars performing at Biden’s inauguration. With less than a day to the inauguration of Joe Biden, his predecessor President Donald Trump is furious that so many top celebrities signed up for the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony.
The Independent, citing Washington Post as its source, noted that the president is reportedly upset that the A-listers who shunned him during his tenure are going to perform at Biden’s inaugural celebrations on Wednesday, January 20, compared to his own event back in January 2017.
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Source: Briefly News