Trump leaves the white house (photos)

The United States President Donald Trump has now vacated the White House, with his family, after four years in office as the President of the most powerful country in the world. Trump was defeated in an election two months ago by the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who will be sworn in today as President. Trump, twice impeached, is the first president in modern history to not attend the inauguration of a successor. He’s also not participated in several other presidential traditions surrounding a peaceful transition of power. On his last day in office, Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne. He also released a 20-minute farewell address, in which he said: “Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. We did what we came here to do and so much more.”