"President Donald Trump participated in his final Group of 20 summit on Saturday by tweeting throughout the opening session and skipping a special side-conference focused on the coronavirus pandemic," CNN reported.
Instead, he reportedly went to play golf at his Sterling, Virginia property - skipping the special session on global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic - leaving the nearly two-dozen world leaders who had connected via video link wondering where he'd gone.
What was not widely reported (aside from a headline by Bloomberg) - and is especially ironic given the Global Times trolling above - is the fact that China's Xi also was among a number of world leaders who left the virtual G-20 talk early.
The session had featured remarks from French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and others, which Trump skipped out on.
However, we can imagine (in Trump's thinking) a lame-duck president might feel he has better things to do with his weekend than sit through a virtual G20 meeting. He had reportedly stepped away a couple times while the virtual summit was ongoing, but wasn't the only one.
He blasted these reports as fake news in a Sunday morning tweet, however:
Just arrived at Virtual G20. Was here yesterday also (early), but some of the Fake News Media failed to report it accurately - as usual. My speech is available (they said I didn't make a speech).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2020