The motorcade slowed down to a crawl, apparently so that Trump could engage with them.
One woman holding a homemade “Trump landslide” sign was in tears.
“Welcome Home,” said another.
“Trump 2024,” said yet another.
“We love you,” a group chanted.
At a farewell ceremony earlier at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, Trump said it had been an “incredible four years” and promised to be “back in some form.”
“We’ve accomplished so much together, I will always fight for you,” he said.
The 74-year-old Trump has hinted at running for president again in 2024 but faces a trial in the Senate over his role in the January 6 storming of the US Capitol by his supporters and a potential ban on holding office in the future.