CNN on the 21st, current US President and Republican presidential candidate Trump attended what may be his last G20 summit on Saturday. On the same day, he tweeted frequently during the opening ceremony, and also skipped a special meeting on the coronavirus pandemic.
It is reported that the meeting on that day began at 8 o’clock U.S. Eastern time. Just 13 minutes later, Trump sent a number of tweets about his efforts to reverse the presidential election results. At 10:00 Eastern time, Trump left the White House Situation Room used to access the meeting and went to play golf on his own course near the capital.
During Trump’s departure, the summit was holding a side event on “preparing for the pandemic”, with French President Macron, German Chancellor Merkel, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and other leaders all speaking.
According to the White House arrangement, Trump will attend another summit event on Sunday morning Eastern Time. CNN said that as the presidency approached, it may be Trump’s last meeting with other leaders at the summit.
Previously, according to several diplomats, Trump has no plans to host the G7 summit since cancelled at Camp David in June due to the coronavirus epidemic. In August this year, Trump said that he was “more inclined” to host the G7 summit after the November presidential election and was interested in inviting Russian President Putin to participate.
Trump said at the time that he would rather hold the summit after the presidential election so that “everyone can have more time to think about it, after all, this meeting is very important” and he thought that the atmosphere would be “better and peaceful” by then.
However, according to people familiar with the matter, Trump had no time to plan a large summit before the transfer of power on January 20, and he had not yet made a final decision.