The Trump family's down-to-the-minute farewell was staged so that the song would play the moment that Air Force One lifted off the ground, in a show of stubbornness accentuated by a song about a man who conducts himself on his own terms. According to the New York Times, the Trump clan touched down in Florida around 11 a.m. ET this morning.
Reporting on the event, CNN and BBC reporters giggled their way through the proceedings, noting the absurdity of the family's surreal goodbye. Twitter, predictably, also cracked some jokes in response, with some pointing out that Sinatra's daughter Nancy has long maintained that her father "actually did loathe [Trump]."
Of course, the internet seized the opportunity to clown this shit out of Trump one last time — for old times' sake.
See those reactions below.
President Trump departs for Palm Beach to Frank Sinatra's "My Way." pic.twitter.com/eC8x8zQlZs— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) January 20, 2021
Air Force One leaves Joint Base Andrews, with US President Donald Trump onboard for the final time – as the Frank Sinatra song, My Way, plays out across the air basehttps://t.co/AbQxlbyS9h pic.twitter.com/UFAH2VgJic— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 20, 2021
I'm so dead… this man flew out to 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra playing in the back— the CNN anchors called it the soundtrack to his presidency and then burst out laughing pic.twitter.com/anVyQcOKP1— Jaelyn the Black Feminist𒊹︎ (@JaelynGuyton) January 20, 2021
Frank Sinatra's "I DID IT MY WAY" is blasting on the loudspeakers at Joint Base Andrews as Air Force One taxis for takeoff with Donald Trump aboard for his final flight as president.— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) January 20, 2021
This feels like watching the closing credits of a movie. Dr. Strangelove comes to mind...
My 88-y-o mom commented, "How disrespectful to Frank Sinatra."— Bogue (@beach919) January 20, 2021
The mans plane took off to My way by frank Sinatra. A shit show to the end 🤣🤣🤣— Suzanne Carmody 🇮🇪 💞 (@Suzysparkle) January 20, 2021
Still in awe at the audacity Trump had using Frank Sinatra's "My Way" when his daughter literally said that Sinatra actually hated him lmaoooooo— Anna •🔪 Maeve's gf (@ThunderslyThor) January 20, 2021
The "My Way" soundtrack couldn't be more comical.— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 20, 2021