Outgoing U.S President Donald Trump has offered luck as well as “best wishes” to the incoming administration.
In a farewell address, Trump said “This week we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.
“We extend our best wishes. And we also want them to have luck — a very important word,” he said.
During the address, Donald Trump did not mention Joe Biden by his name.
It is customary for an outgoing president and other former presidents to sit behind a new president, symbolising the peaceful transfer of power.
But Trump had announced earlier that he will not be joining Biden at the inauguration.
The President acknowledged that Biden will replace him as the rightful president and disavowed the violent siege of the US Capitol, which led to him being impeached for a second time.
Donald Trump also thanked his wife Melania and family for their support, and also expressed his gratitude to Vice President Mike Pence.