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

• https://www.zerohedge.com, 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:


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