- Dec 5, 2015
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- Political Leaning
President Donald Trump postponed a Saturday press conference designed to tout the "great success" of the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, citing the death of former president George H.W. Bush.
G-20 leaders have agreed to address reform in the World Trade Organization (WTO), maintain current efforts on climate change, and progress taxation of the digital economy, according to a draft seen by Reuters.
The officials also confirmed that "taboo words" in drafting the communique included any reference to protectionism or unfair trade practices. This was seen as important given the ongoing tensions between the United States and China.
The nation's 41st president died on Friday at the age of 94, and Trump designated December 5 as a national day of mourning. Despite Trump having risen to power railing against the Republican establishment embodied by Bush, the president and First Lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral, the White House said.
It appears the g20 has been a roaring success. We will wait and see the bigger dinner tonight with Xi.
I fully expect the dinner to be a success. We may even see a hug.