WASHINGTON, January 20. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump left the White House Wednesday and headed to Florida without waiting for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, scheduled for noon local time (20:00 Moscow time).
Trump has left the building. pic.twitter.com/rsOUi4aVpM— Carlos Franganillo (@cfranganillo) January 20, 2021
The presidential schedule published earlier said that he will head to Palm Beach, Florida, together with First Lady Melania Trump.
The outgoing leader previously held a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews near Washington. He wished Joe Biden's administration "luck and success." "I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular," Trump said.
The US presidential election took place on November 3. On December 14, the Electoral College approved the election results, certifying Joe Biden as the new head of state. Trump refused to concede and filed lawsuits demanding a vote recount in a number of states. However, Trump’s legal battles to overturn the outcome failed to gain any ground, being rejected in state courts, as well as by the US Supreme Court. On January 6, the Senate and the House of Representatives cemented Biden’s victory. His inauguration will take place in front of the Capitol building on January 20.