Sunday 15 September 2019

Trump scraps news conference ‘out of respect’ for Bush family

The former president died aged 94.

President Donald Trump in Argentina (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Donald Trump in Argentina (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned news conference at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

He said he made the decision “out of respect for the Bush Family” after death of former President George HW Bush.

In a tweet, President Trump said he was “very much looking forward” to speaking with the news media before leaving the summit in Buenos Aires “because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20.”

He added: “However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George HW Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.”

President Trump is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping before returning to Washington.

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