Washington D.C. /
The president of United States, Donald Trump, He participated this Saturday in the start of the virtual G20 summit and then went to play golf, while his counterparts from other countries debated measures against the covid-19 pandemic.
Trump attended the inaugural session of the summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia but held virtually, and gave a speech focused on defending his management of the pandemic, despite the more than 12 million infections and 255 thousand deaths that have been registered in the United States.
“President Trump discussed with other world leaders the need to work together to restore strong economic growth, and jobs, in the recovery from the pandemic,” said the White House spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, it’s a statement.
Trump’s intervention was closed to the press, but according to McEnany, the president “highlighted how the United States activated every resource it had at its disposal to respond to the crisis,” and boasted of the “unprecedented economic recovery” of his country.
“He spoke about the drastic actions and security measures that the United States took to protect the vulnerable, pioneer the development of revolutionary treatments and develop vaccines and therapies at record speed that will save millions of lives,” said the spokeswoman.
Less than two hours after the start of the summit, however, the president headed to his private golf club in Virginia, outside of Washington, as he usually does every weekend.
Later, the still president declared on his Twitter account about your participation in the G20 virtual summit, ensuring that in the United States “we will heal quickly, especially with our vaccines.”
The Fake News is not talking about the fact that “Covid” is running wild all over the World, not just in the U.S. I was at the Virtual G-20 meeting early this morning and the biggest subject was Covid. We will be healing fast, especially with our vaccines!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2020
“The fake news is not talking about the fact that ‘covid’ is raging around the world, not just the United States. I was at the virtual G-20 meeting this morning and the biggest topic was Covid! We will heal fast, especially with our vaccines! “He said.
His escape occurred while other leaders of the G20 they were still engaged in virtual conversations, and in particular, while many of them participated in a forum on preparedness and response to the pandemic.
According to a press release from the G20, the king Salman bin Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron; the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; the Italian Prime Minister, Giusseppe Conte; and the presidents of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez; South Korea, Moon Jae-in; South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa; and Mexico with López Obrador.
Trump has made no secret of his disdain for multilateral forums throughout his presidency, although he has participated in every G20 summit that has occurred since he arrived at the White House in 2017.
This Friday, Trump also participated virtually in the summit of the 21 economies that make up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), where he spoke of the progress in his country to achieve a vaccine for covid-19.
The president has refused to admit defeat in the elections on November 3 in the United States, and has denounced without proof a massive fraud to not accept the victory of the president-elect, Joe Biden.
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