Donald Trump left the White House at the end of his four-year term, as Joe Biden is preparing for the inauguration to replace him as the president of the United States.
Trump and First Lady Melania walked out onto the White House lawn shortly after 8:10 a.m. local time and boarded Marine One for the first leg of their journey to their new residence at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
They are breaking with long-standing US tradition by skipping Biden's inauguration, and instead, plan to attend a farewell ceremony later this morning at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland before leaving for Florida.
Meanwhile, Biden is due to be sworn is as president in a ceremony at the Capitol at noon local time. This year, the ceremony will be secured by at least 25,000 National Guard troops, deployed to DC.