US President Donald Trump, who participated in his remaining Group of 20 summit on Saturday, skipped a particular side-conference centered on coronavirus pandemic and was later noticed at his golf course exterior Washington.
It was unclear all week whether or not Trump would even be current for the 12 months’s G20, which is being principally nearly as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
When the summit began, Trump was among the many almost two dozen world leaders beaming in from the White House state of affairs room, CNN reported.
However, solely 13 minutes into the summit, Trump was sending tweets centered on his efforts to overturn the outcomes of the US presidential election.
By 10 am Eastern Time, the President had departed the White House on his approach to his namesake golf membership exterior Washington DC.
He was there when the “side event on pandemic preparedness” bought underway, that includes remarks from French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and several other different world leaders. Trump didn’t take part.
He is because of be part of one other session of the G20 on Sunday morning, in response to the White House schedule. But that’s doubtless the final time Trump will meet a summit setting with different world leaders as the tip of his presidency nears.
CNN reported that Trump’s affect on the worldwide stage is at a low ebb after dropping the election. Most of the opposite G20 leaders have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, with a notable exception in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany mentioned that Trump in his remarks “discussed with other world leaders the need to work together to restore strong economic growth and jobs as we overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“During his remarks, President Trump highlighted how the United States marshalled every resource at its disposal to respond to the crisis, as well as the unprecedented economic recovery of the United States on a foundation of tax and regulatory cuts, energy independence, and fair trade deals,” the spokeswoman mentioned in an announcement.
“He spoke about the aggressive actions and safety measures the United States took to protect the vulnerable, pioneer groundbreaking treatments, and develop vaccines and therapies at record-setting speed, which will save millions of lives. President Trump also reaffirmed the importance of the G20 working together for future economic growth and prosperity,” she added.