- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said former President Trump looked like an autocrat leaving for exile as he departed the White House for the last time Wednesday.

“In a way, because the president is defying these traditions of not being a part of the inauguration of President Joe Biden, he’s almost leaving town like an autocrat, ousted from power, heading off into exile,” Mr. Acosta said.

Mr. Acosta made the comments at Joint Base Andrews where Mr. Trump addressed the nation for the final time on his way to Florida, just before President Biden was sworn in.

“This might be one of the smallest Trump rallies you would ever see during the Trump presidency,” Mr. Acosta remarked. “So, for a president who is obsessed with crowd sizes, this may not be to his liking when he finally gets over here.”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer made a similar comment earlier, saying, “What a difference four years makes. He had a very impressive, huge crowd at his inauguration. It’s gonna be a little pathetic, tiny little crowd at Joint Base Andrews where he’s going to say goodbye.”

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