Trump, who still believes he did not lose the US election, spoke at 1:45 p.m., shortly after the meeting’s opening speech, delivered by Saudi King Salman.
According to one delegate, his speech “consisted of saying that he did an incredible job during his term, economically and in a pandemic”. “He did not say a word about global issues,” he said.
The Guardian notes that Trump has also said he can’t wait to work with G20 leaders for a long time. “It has been a great honor to work with you, and I look forward to working with you again for a long time to come,” said Donald Trump.
After concluding his speech, Trump gave the place to the US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. Then the American president left the White House to go to his golf club near Washington.
The G20 meeting on 21-22 November takes place via videoconference and is chaired by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Discussions are focused on combating the pandemic and relaunching economic growth.