Ivanka Trump was visibly emotional as her father boarded the Air Force One for a final time after making his last speech as president.
Donald Trump’s second-oldest child held back tears after he exited the White House the day the Biden Administration was sworn in.
Trump said his final goodbye and told supporters “we will be back in some form” before boarding Air Force One for his flight to Florida.
“Have a good life. We will see you soon,” he said.
Ivanka’s eyes welled up as former first lady Melania Trump too said her final goodbyes and told supporters they would be in her prayers.
People shared photos of a teary-eyed Ivanka on Twitter as Trump boarded the Air Force One.
“Ivanka looks like she’s crying in the front row,” one said.
“Ivanka cries as her father says goodbye. I cried too... tears of happiness,” another said.
Air Force One taxied and lifted off as Frank Sinatra’s classic song “My Way” played over the loudspeakers.
Air Force One later flew low to give Trump an aerial view of his post-presidential home at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Trump, 74, departed hours before Biden's inauguration. That made him the first outgoing president since 1869 to skip the Inauguration Day ceremony that marks the formal transfer of power, in a final display of pique at his failure to win the November 3 election.
Ivanka’s last statement before Trump’s departure
Ahead of Trump boarding the Air Force One for the last time, Ivanka released a statement on Twitter addressing her role as an adviser to the president.
“It has been the honour of a lifetime to serve our nation as an adviser to the president. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and excited for the future,” she said.
“I came to Washington to fight for American families and I leave feeling I’ve done that.
“I hope and believe that America can move forward in a positive way, acknowledge our differences and find common ground – that is how we will remain the greatest nation.
“The last four years have been an incredible journey. In travelling to nearly every American state and dozens of countries, I fell even more deeply in love with the American people.
“Thank you all for the love and support that you have shown me. I leave DC in awe of the compassion, grace and grit that exists across this nation.
“These great and strong people have reinforced my abiding faith in America.”
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