President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time aboard Marine One on Wednesday, and the nation breathed a sigh of relief.
Many Americans reacted as if they'd awoken from a nightmare, while others celebrated or expressed disgust at all that's come since Jan. 20, 2017.
It's happening - I just saw the helicopter. Thank God. #TrumpsLastDay
— Bella Ciao (@CrynJohannsen) January 20, 2021
Hatred is leaving the White House in 4 minutes.
— Teri Carter (@teri_atthepaper) January 20, 2021
Last morning of the Trump presidency. pic.twitter.com/ef28FPYi4L
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 20, 2021
currently blaring from a large stereo system just outside the security perimeter in front of the White House:
N'Sync's "Bye Bye Bye"
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 20, 2021
Today is the day that Donald Trump finally became ex-president.
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) January 20, 2021
Outgoing President — whatever his name is — is scheduled to leave White House in ten minutes.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 20, 2021
— Josh, who grills & thinks about antisemitism (@JoshGrillsItAll) January 20, 2021
It's nice to see him leave the White House.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 20, 2021
Wheels up @ 8:18 a.m. as disgraced, twice impeached one-term Donald Trump leaves the WH for the final time.
— 🥁 Brian R. Hester 🥁 (@brianrhester) January 20, 2021
So this is what it's like when billions of people all exhale at once
— Bob Harris Wears a Mask Because Being Sane Is Cool (@bobharrisdotcom) January 20, 2021
A striking image: The only people gathered on the South Lawn to witness Trump's departure are press -- gathered to the left of the red carpet. The area to the right -- typically reserved for staffers and supporters -- is completely empty. pic.twitter.com/HIpbUGgVmw
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 20, 2021