We watch the 45th President leaves before the incoming 46th President gets sworn in….
Guess’s begin to arrive at the swearing in area at the Capitol….
The crowds are a few hundred invited guess’s and lawmakers….
The bigger crowds ringing the area are troops…
America will again. have a peaceful transition of power….
This IS BIGGER than one person….
President Trump departed the White House on Wednesday morning for the last time as the commander in chief after four tumultuous years that shook the nation, choosing to leave town rather than face the reality that he lost re-election to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.
“Have a good life, we will see you soon,” Mr. Trump said at the end of off-the-cuff remarks delivered to supporters at Joint Base Andrews, discarding a prepared statement and ignoring advisers who thought he should have thanked Mr. Biden by name.
“We were not a regular administration,” Mr. Trump said, delivering a truncated version of his self-aggrandizing campaign rally speech, and imploring those gathered — most without masks — to “remember” all of his accomplishments.
“We will be back in some form,” he added, before walking away from his last appearance as the nation’s commander in chief to the strains of “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People. His vice president, Mike Pence, did not attend his farewell event….
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris attended Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington on Wednesday morning, joined by congressional leaders from both parties in a display of unity after weeks of tumult.
Lawmakers in attendance included Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader; Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader; Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California; and Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader.
At the corner of 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, a crowd of journalists, police officers and curious onlookers stood behind a waist-high metal fence, straining to see the president-elect as he walked into the church.
The streets were still wet after an early morning rain, but the sun was shining, lighting up the dome of the church and its brick red wall.
“I’m just here hoping to get a glimpse,” said Brittany Rogers, 35, a security guard from Baltimore who was visiting Washington for the day. “This is a new beginning, a fresh start. I feel really good.”…
image…Doug Mills/NY Times