Donald Trump Has Left the White House For The Last Time | 22 Words

With Joe Biden's inauguration just around the corner, Trump has officially packed up and departed the White House.

Trump has left the White House for the final time...

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On route to Florida, where he will begin his post-presidency life.

Keep scrolling to see the moment for yourself, including his final wave...

Now, the run-up to Biden's inauguration has been a tense one, to say the least.

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Since his election victory on November 7th, our country has experienced political tensions like never before.

Most people argue that Biden's win was a fair one...

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After 4 long days of vote counting - and plenty of recounting - the Democrat was projected as the forty-sixth President of the United States.

However, people on the other side of the political spectrum have been arguing otherwise.

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President Trump instantly attacked Biden's win with several unproven accusations of electoral fraud - and, of course, his loyal supporters added fuel to the flames with gusto.

Trump has been doing everything in his power to fight the election result...

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But, on January 6th, enraged pro-Trumpers took matters into their own hands.

After repeated instructions by the president to "fight for the White House," hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S Capitol...

During which a joint session of Congress had convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden's election win.

Things quickly became violent...

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And the world watched on, horrified, as the building was overtaken and vandalized by the rioters.

It was clear to see that the police were completely overwhelmed...

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And disgracefully underprepared.

And with Biden's inauguration just a matter of hours away...

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Security is tighter than ever before.

Yesterday, shocking photos from Washington D.C began to emerge...

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And they demonstrate just how seriously the authorities will be taking the event, and the measures taken to ensure there will be no repeat of the scenes from January 6th.

1. Biden Harris barriers are erected outside of the White House.

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2. Members of the military take part in a dress rehearsal at the U.S Capitol.

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3. Police tape restricts access to the U.S Capitol Building ahead of the ceremony.

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​4. White House Marine sentries rehearse the arrival of President-elect Joe Biden next to a window smashed by Capitol rioters on January 6th.

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5. Members of the Secret Service guard the expanded protective perimeter around the White House.

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6. A sign erected on the grounds of the White House instructs that weapons are prohibited.

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7. A checkpoint is seen north-east of the White House - after last week's riots, the FBI has warned of additional threats in the nation's capital, particularly on inauguration day.

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8. Members of the National Guard patrol the streets of Washington D.C.

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9. A National Guardsman mans a security checkpoint near the U.S Capitol.

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10. A National Guardsman walks past a digital 'wanted' poster seeking information on the U.S. Capitol riots.

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11. A K-9 unit patrols residential streets near a security perimeter in Washington D.C.

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12. Trucks act as barriers on the street ahead of the fifty-ninth inaugural ceremony.

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13. National Guard troops prepare their riot shields before entering a security perimeter near the Washington Monument.

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14. Armed members of the National Guard patrol the National Mall.

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15. An unmarked cop car patrols the streets surrounding the Capitol Building.

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And as we all know, President Trump will not be attending.

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He confirmed his absence in a tweet earlier this month before being banned from Twitter.

Instead, Trump was scheduled to leave DC on Air Force One at around 8 am...

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With his destination set for his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.

He is set to become the first president in more than a century to not attend his successor's inauguration.

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Only 3 presidents have have done the same, with the last, Andrew Johnson, coming in 1869.

You can watch his departure below...

Followed by his final wave...

Scroll on for the latest on the big day...