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President Trump plans to leave the White House and Washington on the day of the inauguration with a departure ceremony at the Andrews Joint Base, a senior administration official said on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the announcement is not yet official.
Trump – who did not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, nor did he concede that his loss was legitimate – is the first president in modern history to abdicate the oath of office to his successor.
Trump fought the election results and was impeached by the House of Representatives last week for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol while Congress approved Biden’s victory. he is It was previously announced on Twitter Shortly before he’s banned from the stage – he won’t attend Biden’s inauguration. Biden then said, “It’s good, not to attend.” Vice President Pence plans to attend.
The Inauguration Day event at the U.S. Capitol is one of the steadfast symbols of a peaceful transfer of power, with the outgoing president and former living presidents sitting on the podium with the next administration.
Usually, the outgoing president is subsequently deposited by his successor, as he takes a helicopter from the Capitol to the military base outside Washington, D.C., which houses Air Force One and other official government and military aircraft. Former presidents made brief remarks to staff and supporters before leaving town.
There were no immediate details of what would happen or when Trump would leave. After the departure ceremony, Trump – who takes office until noon ET Wednesday – is expected to fly one last time aboard Air Force One to Palm Beach, Florida, where he plans to live in his club, Mar-a-Lago.