Upon landing in Florida, Former President Donald Trump and Former First Lady Melania were both in high spirits as they exited Air Force One for perhaps the last time.
The Trump’s wave to supporters before getting into waiting cars to be driven to their home along with the rest of the family.
It was a much brighter and lighter scene than their final appearance in Washington, where Trump pledged: ‘We will be back in some form’ and told fans to ‘have a good life’ before boarding Air Force One while Joe Biden was waiting to be inaugurated.
The farewell at Andrews which resembled one of President Trump’s campaign rallies, ending with ‘YMCA’ – the song Trump would depart to – as supporters cheered ‘USA, USA, USA.’
The president paused at times in his remarks. While he did not show tears, he appeared to feel the weight of the occasion while taking time to enjoy the final moments of his time in office. He notably did not mention the name of incoming President Joe Biden.
‘Hail to Chief’ played as Trump and Melania – who was wearing a Chanel jacket, sunglasses and carrying a $70,000 black crocodile Hermes Birkin bag – walked from Marine One to the platform where the president addressed the crowd.
‘We love you,’ the supporters yelled as Trump took the stage after arriving while his children watched proudly.
‘We accomplished a lot,’ Trump said. ‘We worked hard. We left it all – as the athletes would say – we left it in the field.’
He told his supporters, who he hopes to harness the powerful MAGA force in future elections, and that he will be there for them.
‘I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening and I will tell you the future of the country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular and in a position like it has never been,’
Melania Trump, wearing black, briefly addressed the crowd. She wore a Chanel, military-style jacket and had her hair pinned up for her final appearance as first lady.
‘Being first lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your support. You will be my thoughts and prayers, god bless you all, god bless the family and god bless this beautiful nation,’