Donald Trump, who continues to deny his defeat in the US presidential elections, spoke at around 12:45 GMT on Saturday, during the virtual G20 summit. A brief appearance mainly to talk about his history, according to two participants interviewed by AFP. Then he snuck out to go play golf.
According to a delegate with access to exchanges closed to the press, “his speech consisted of say he had done an absolutely amazing job during his tenure, economically and in the face of the pandemic. “He did not say a word about the international,” said this source. According to a second participant, Donald Trump would have said, during this first session of the summit: “It has been an honor working with you and I look forward to working with you in the future and for a long time to come.”.
After finishing his speech, the president of the United States, according to these two sources, has yielded 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 4:00 pm GMT.