The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, left the White House on Wednesday, four hours before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the country’s new president, to move to the state of Florida, without therefore attending the inauguration ceremony. possession of his successor.
The White House had summoned the media at 8:00 a.m. (local time), at which time the helicopter landed next to the presidential building, in which Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, subsequently got on to say goodbye to what has been their home. for the past four years.
Biden, meanwhile, has spent the night at the Blair House, the official residence for guests in Washington. The day of the new president will start with a mass that will also be attended by his vice president, Kamala Harris, before the group travels to the headquarters of the North American Congress.
Unlike other inaugurations, Trump had already announced that he would not attend his successor’s and does not plan to have any meeting with him, after having repeatedly denounced fraud as a result of his defeat, without presenting evidence .
Despite this, the outgoing president said in a video on Tuesday that he “prays” that the Biden Executive is “successful” in “keeping the United States safe and prosperous”, while rejecting the attack on the Capitol carried out by dozens of his supporters on January 6.
The assault took place during the vote in Congress to certify Biden’s victory in the presidential elections, something that took place after a postponement of several hours. Trump, who promised an “orderly” transition, will be subjected to a second impeachment – the first president in the country’s history to be subjected to two impeachments – for “inciting insurrection.”