Just before slipping away for a round of golf, US President Donald Trump made a brief appearance on Saturday at the virtual G20 summit, mainly to discuss his record, according to two participants interviewed by Agence France-Presse.
Donald Trump, who continues to deny his defeat in the US presidential election, spoke at around 1:45 p.m., shortly after the opening speech by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who chairs the two-day videoconference meeting, pandemic obliges.
According to a delegate with access to closed exchanges with the press, “his speech consisted in saying that he had done an absolutely incredible job during his mandate, economically and in the face of the pandemic”. “He did not say a word on the international,” assured this source.
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“I look forward to working with you in the future”
According to a second participant, Donald Trump would have declared, during this first session of the summit during which various speeches of leaders followed one another: “It was an honor to work with you and I look forward to working with you in the future. and for a long time. “
Once his speech was over, the US president has, according to these two sources, ceded his place to the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. He later left the White House to go to his golf club near Washington, where he arrived around 5 p.m.