Shortly before this, US President Donald Trump boarded a helicopter and left the White House.
Biden misses out on inauguration
Trump is leaving the White House early, refusing to attend Biden’s inauguration. If there was ever an American president who missed his successor’s inauguration, it was only the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, he became President in the final stages of the Civil War and, like Trump, managed to stay in power for only one term.
Trump, meanwhile, plans to hold a farewell party before Biden’s inauguration.
Trump and Melania, who walked through the White House red carpet, also received relatively little media coverage.
Making Washington a city guarded by 25,000 troops, Trump is set to become the first president to be impeached twice in American history.
Trump will have to appear before the Senate
However, the legal issues regarding the impeachment are still pending and Trump will have to appear before the Senate. If Trump fails the test, which is linked to the Capitol Hill violence, he will not be able to hold any public office for life. That decision requires a 2/3 majority in the Senate, which means that at least 17 Republican senators, including Democrats, must vote against Trump.