Acting U.S. President Donald Trump wished the new administration success and good luck. Trump made his wishes as he addressed a group of supporters at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington, D.C., before flying to Florida, Wednesday, Jan. 20.
“I wish the new administration good luck and great success. I think they will be successful. We’ve laid the groundwork for them to have some really impressive successes,” CBS News quoted Trump as saying.
In his farewell message, published on the White House website on Jan. 19, Trump also wished good luck to the country’s new administration.
“A new [U.S.] administration will take office this week. Let us pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We wish them all the best, and we also wish them good luck, which is very important,” he said.
In the address, the sitting president acknowledged the new administration’s rise to power.
Earlier in the day, footage was released showing Trump leaving the White House. He waves, then enters the cockpit of the helicopter.
“It was the honor of a lifetime,” the politician said as he left the White House.
It was noted that Trump went to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where he is scheduled to have his last ceremony as president.
Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for 12:00 local time