President Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States of America has left the White House for the last time in his term, which ends at exactly 12 PM ET(17 GMT)
Before his departure, Trump signed an executive order, lifting the ban that was prohibiting officials who leave the administration from lobbying the White House for at least two years.
The outgoing Trump has made it clear, breaking with tradition, he will not attend Biden’s swearing-in and the subsequent gathering of all living presidents.
President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration event is scheduled to start at 10:30am local time (15:30 GMT) on Wednesday and will be organised amid unprecedented security in the wake of the storming of the US Capitol building on January 6 by supporters of the outgoing President Donald Trump.
The crowd size will be extremely limited as the capital Washington, DC, has been under lockdown due to security fears prompted by the deadly riot at the Capitol – the seat of the US government.
Trump historically is the only US President to be impeached twice by the democrat led house of representatives.
His critics accuse him of repeated claiming falsely that the November 2020 election was rigged, triggering the Capitol building inversion on the day of Biden’s election certification.