Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time of his presidency, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden.
The BBC News informs that Mr. Trump has taken a helicopter to the nearby Andrews base, where he is now speaking, and will then board the Air Force One plane for Florida.
He is the first president to snub his successor’s inauguration since 1869.
Mr Biden will take the oath of office by noon (17:00 GMT) in Washington, which has been fortified following a deadly riot at the Capitol this month.
Alongside Mr Biden, Kamala Harris will make history when she is sworn in as the nation’s first woman vice-president.
Mr Biden will be sworn in as 46th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts outside the US Capitol.
There is extra-tight security after the Capitol was breached by violent pro-Trump protesters on 6 January.
What is Trump doing?
He and First Lady Melania Trump walked out on to the White House’s South Lawn at about 08:10 local time and headed to the Marine One helicopter, which has now completed the short trip to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
He stopped to talk to briefly to reporters at the White House, saying: “It’s been a great honour to be president,” CNN reported.
In his last hours, Mr Trump granted clemency to more than 140 people, including his former adviser Steve Bannon, who is facing fraud charges.
How will history remember Trump?
In a farewell video message on Tuesday, Mr Trump called on Americans to pray for the incoming administration, though he did not mention his successor by name.
He said he was proud of what he had achieved over the past four years, highlighting his Middle East peace deals and his record as the first president in decades not to start any wars.
But the political drama surrounding him is far from over. The US Senate is expected to put him on trial soon, following his record second impeachment by the House of Representatives for allegedly inciting the Capitol riot.
On Tuesday, the Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said the mob had been provoked by Mr Trump and fed lies.