A small group of reporters and administration staffers stood behind a rope line.
Mr. Trump made brief comments saying it “was the honor of a lifetime” and mouthed “thank you” to the press.
He added that he just wants to “say goodbye” and “we love the American people”.
The Trumps are travelling on Marine One for the brief trip to Joint Base Andrews where they will board Air Force One for a last flight to Palm Beach, Florida.
Accompanying them are aides Beau Harrison, Hayley D’Antuono, and Dan Scavino.
President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office at midday becoming the 46th President of the United States.