Trump Receives Hero's Welcome as He Returns Home to Florida
MAGA supporters lines the streets as president arrives in Palm Beach
President Donald Trump and his wife Melania received a hero's welcome as they arrived in Florida on Wednesday.
The Trumps were met with a warm greeting from supporters in South Florida as they returned home to their Mar-a-Lago resort after leaving the White House, for now.
MAGA fans waved flags and held up signs and cell phones in West Palm Beach as they cheered Trump’s return to the state.
The president plans to take up residency in Florida until he returns to Washington D.C.
Supporters traveled from across the country to greet the Trumps as they returned to Florida.
"We just wanted to show him how much we appreciate him," Anita Bargas, who traveled from Texas to show her support, told WPLG-TV in Miami.
Trump waved back to the crowd as his motorcade slowly made its way through the streets after Air Force One touched down in the Sunshine State.
Daniel Rakus of Palm Beach told the Washington Examiner he was there to show Trump "he’s not alone.
"He did a great job. We support him."
"For the most part, it’s just a somber but at the same time celebratory moment for us to welcome him back home," supporter Ian Hedendal told WPLG.
Earlier, Trump told another crowd of family members and White House staffers at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, "We've accomplished a lot.
"What we've done has been amazing by any standard."
President Trump skips inauguration, met by crowd of energetic supporters as he arrives in Florida. pic.twitter.com/qkD5i00lUq— Real America's Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) January 20, 2021
He closed his farewell speech by saying, "Have a good life.
"We will see you soon."
Trump broke tradition by departing Washington, D.C. before his successor was sworn in.
However, he wished the Biden administration "great luck and great success."
Former Vice President Mike Pence attended the Biden inauguration and did not attend the Trump send-off.