The White House live: What time does Trump leave and Biden arrive? How to watch

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Donald Trump today leaves his presidency behind and makes way for President-elect Joe Biden. This afternoon the inauguration of Joe Biden will take place, with pared-back celebrations both due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump supporter riots at the US Capitol earlier in January.

The ceremony will take place in front of a heavily bolstered US Capitol after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building two weeks ago.

The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives to impeach Mr Trump last week for an unprecedented second time.

The presidential campaign has been fraught with controversy, with Mr Trump stating the result of the election was fraudulent.

On his last day in office, Mr Trump pardoned 143 people, including his former campaign advisor Steve Bannon.

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What time will Donald Trump leave the White House?

Today Donald Trump will exit the White House for the final time before Joe Biden is sworn in as President.

Mr Trump will board a military helicopter to fly to Joint Base Andrews for a special farewell ceremony at 8am local time (1pm GMT).

In flying to Florida, Mr Trump will be the first president not to attend his successor’s inauguration 1869.

In 1869, exiting Prime Minister Andrew Johnson refused to attend Ulysses S Grant’s inauguration.

Instead, Mr Trump will host a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday morning.

He will then board Air Force One for the final time to travel to his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida.

He will spend his post-presidential life at the private Palm Beach club.

When will Joe Biden arrive at the White House?

Joe Biden and First Lady to be Dr Jill Biden will arrive at the White House on Wednesday morning (afternoon GMT) ready for the inauguration ceremony at 11am local time (5pm GMT).

They will have first been to St Matthew the Apostle Cathedral alongside his Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the House and Senate.

Despite Mr Trump not in attendance at Mr Biden’s inauguration, three former presidents will be.

Barack Obama – whom Mr Biden served for eight years as vice-president – Bill Clinton and George W Bush will attend the inauguration today.

How to stream

Mr Trump’s farewell ceremony is able to stream live from 8.20am EST (1.20pm GMT) via the White House website.

Simply follow this link here to watch the departure ceremony. You can also watch on the YouTube video on this page.

Mr Biden’s inauguration ceremony is also able to be live streamed via the White House website here.

News channels around the world will also be showing the ceremony as it happens.

For those in the UK, you can watch coverage on BBC One and ITV between 4pm and 6pm GMT, or between 1pm and 6pm GMT on Sky News.

Several famous faces will be in attendance later tonight into the early morning for a Celebrating America special, hosted by Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.

Musicians John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Lin Manuel Miranda and the Foo Fighters, among others, will perform. 

This will be shown from 1am GMT on American channels ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC as well as being live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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