Jan. 20 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump left the White House and Washington, D.C., for the final time as commander in chief on Wednesday morning.
At Andrews, Trump spoke to a relatively small group of guests who were invited to the sendoff.
"We have left it all on the field," Trump told the crowd before he boarded Air Force One.
Trump noted achievements of his presidency and said he wanted to extend "great love" to the American families who have suffered and are suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
"I will be watching, I will be listening. And I can tell you the future of this country has never been better," he said.
"I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they will have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular," Trump added.
"Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form. ... Have a good life. We will see you soon."
The military-style send off included a color guard, military band, 21-gun salute and red carpet with supporters at the Maryland base.
Trump is the first president in more than 150 years to skip his successor's inauguration.
Vice President Mike Pence, whom Trump thanked in his remarks Wednesday, did not attend Trump's farewell as he will attend Biden's inauguration.