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Donald Trump Skips G20 Coronavirus Meeting To Play Golf

Donald Trump Skips G20 Coronavirus Meeting To Play Golf

Donald Trump skipped a G20 coronavirus meeting to play golf.

Trump skipped the Pandemic Preparedness meeting to play golf. Credit: PA
Trump skipped the Pandemic Preparedness meeting to play golf. Credit: PA

The outgoing POTUS joined other world leaders for the summit via video-link from The White House yesterday (Saturday); however, shortly after opening remarks began at 8am, he began tweeting about his continuing efforts to overturn the result of the election.

By 10am, he was on his way to the golf course, according to CNN, meaning he missed a 'Pandemic Preparedness' meeting.

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The meeting featured remarks from French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and was focused on the 'coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic and improved global pandemic preparedness'.


However, Trump made it clear that he did not consider this a final farewell before heading off to play golf.

According to audio obtained by the Observer, Trump said: "It's been a great honour to work with you, and I look forward to working with you again for a long time."

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Trump repeatedly criticised his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf during his administration:

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However, according to CBS News' White House correspondent Mark Knoller, Trump has played golf 298 times during his presidency.

By contrast, Obama played golf 113 times during his first term, according to The Loop.

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Meanwhile, the USA recorded a record number of daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with 195,500 reported in a 24-hour period, according to John Hopkins.

The country's coronavirus death toll stands at 255,900.

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Topics: Coronavirus, US News, Donald Trump, Politics

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