Biden inauguration: Donald Trump leaves White House for the last time as president – live

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1.25pm GMT

Here are some more pictures of Donald Trump’s unprecedented departure from the White House by helicopter after declining to attend the inauguration of his successor later today.

1.17pm GMT

Donald Trump has left the White House for the last time as president. He is being flown in Marine One to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he will be holding a “sending off” ceremony which was due to start at 8am ET/1pm GMT. He briefly spoke to reporters as he departed, saying he had accomplished a lot in office and that he and his wife Melania loved the American people. After the ceremony at the military base he will then fly to Florida to his Mar-a-Lago resort. He will not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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