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Trump Blasts "Fake News" Criticism Of His Skipping G20 Session To Play Golf

•, by Tyler Durden

"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: