So long, old friend.
After sitting through Donald Trump's
rendition of Be Prepared from The Lion King inauguration, Barack Obama has officially left the Capitol.
Though he will continue to live in Washington, the outgoing POTUS is leaving town with his family for a vacation in Palm Springs, California.
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Before boarding his last flight on the military aircraft that transports presidents, the affable politician gave brief farewell remarks to his staff and supporters at Joint Base Andrews.
The former (ugh) Commander in Chief started his final farewell by cracking a classic Obama-style joke about his long goodbye tour, quipping:
"Michelle and I have really been milking this goodbye thing."
And we don't regret one second of it! Obama continued his short speech by praising the American people, saying:
It's Inauguration Day, but it's also a day of massive protests! Thank God!!!
Protesters gathered at various security checkpoints near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Friday morning and afternoon. Police dressed in riot gear (of course) had to provide assistance to inaugural ceremony ticket holders as protesters held up signs and chanted all around them.
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The march was called a "Festival of Resistance" by organizers and ran about 1.5 miles to McPherson Square, a park located only three blocks from the White House.
A rally featuring Michael Moore was planned at the park, while the ANSWER coalition set up demonstrations along Trump's parade route.
The DisruptJ20 coalition was one of the main organizers of the protest event, encouraging people to shut down celebrations even if they had to risk arrest.
In fact, lines for ticket holders encompassed several blocks due to protesters causing major traffic at the entrances.