President Donald Trump left the Washington, D.C., area for the last time as commander in chief early Wednesday, becoming the first outgoing president in a century to boycott the inauguration of his successor.
After arriving in Florida around midday, Trump was seen waving at supporters gathered along Southern Boulevard as his motorcade arrived at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, NBC News reported.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the White House shortly before 8:20 a.m., with the president telling a small crowd gathered on the lawn, “It has been a great honor, the honor of a lifetime.”
The couple then boarded Marine One, seeing a stunning view of the National Mall and monuments during their short trip to nearby Joint Base Andrews.
During a departure ceremony at the base, classic rock songs played before both the president and first lady spoke to…