Trump to depart Washington, DC, at 8 a.m. on Biden’s Inauguration Day

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WASHINGTON — President Trump will leave Washington early Wednesday morning with a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, one guest told The Post.

In a break from a century of tradition, Trump will not stay to participate in his successor’s swearing-in and will instead leave the White House and fly to his Mar-A-Lago resort aboard Air Force One around 8 a.m., the source said.

Invitees have been told to arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland by 7:15 a.m. where a crowd of several hundred supporters and former staff will farewell Trump as he leaves Washington for the last time as president.

According to Bloomberg News which first reported the ceremony, invitees have been told they can invite up to five guests and will be expected to wear masks the entire time.

Details for the event are still being finalized but a color guard and 21-gun salute — typically reserved as a military honor — are reportedly under consideration.

Biden will be sworn-in outside the US Capitol at 12 p.m. in a scaled-back ceremony which reflects the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and this month’s deadly siege on Congress.

Only a small number of guests will be allowed inside the heavily-barricaded grounds of the Capitol which will be guarded by thousands of National Guard troops.

Biden has urged his supporters not to travel to D.C. and the traditional parade on Pennsylvania Avenue has been scrapped in favor of a “virtual” parade.

Earlier this month, Trump announced he would not attend Biden’s inauguration as he continues to claim the election was stolen from him.

Vice President Mike Pence will be attending the inauguration.

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