Trump inclined to host G7 summit after November presidential election
Updated: 2020-08-11 07:53:10 KST
U.S. President Donald Trump has again postponed a G7 meeting due to COVID-19, saying he hopes to host it after the presidential election in November.
This is him, earlier, during a press briefing at the White House.
"I am much more inclined to do it sometime after the election. We were going to do it in September. They'd like to do it. We could do it through teleconference or we could do it through a meeting."
He added that invitations have not yet been sent out, but he hopes to invite his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
He had previously shown an interest in expanding the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.
Some G7 member countries lodged complaints against the inclusion of Russia, which was suspended from the G8 following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
The summit, which President Trump originally planned to hold in in June, had been postponed until September.