[CBC뉴스] 도널드 트럼프 미국 대통령이 조 바이든 대통령 당선인의 취임식을 준비하면서 20일(현지시간) 플로리다행 에어포스원에 탑승하기 몇 분 전 "곧 다시보자"고 밝혔다.
U.S. President Donald Trump wished the country a "good life" and promised "we will see you soon" minutes before boarding Air Force One for Florida on Wednesday (January 20) as the country prepared for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump left the White House and Washington for a final time as commander-in-chief on Wednesday after a tumultuous presidency stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions, and a pandemic that caused 400,000 U.S. deaths.
The Republican president departed the White House with his wife, Melania, saying it had been a great honor to serve and giving a final wave as he boarded the Marine One helicopter for Joint Base Andrews, where he delivered farewell remarks.
"So, have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you, thank you very much, " Trump told supporters before boarding Air Force One as Y.M.C.A blared in the background.
The plane then taxied and lifted off as Frank Sinatra's classic song "My Way" played over the loudspeakers.
Trump, 74, bade his farewell hours before Biden was to be inaugurated. That made him the first outgoing president since Andrew Johnson in 1869 to skip the Inauguration Day ceremony that marks the formal transfer of power, in a final display of pique at his failure to win re-election in November.
Trump's arrival at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach is being timed to get him behind the wall of the resort before Trump's term as president expires at noon.
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