Trump to postpone G7 Summit until September


FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S President Donald Trump shake hands during the final press conference during the G7 summit in Biarritz, southwestern France. Famously muscular white-knuckle handshakes between Trump and Macron have served as metaphors for a difficult and turbulent relationship. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

(CNN) — President Trump says he is postponing the G7 Summit until September at the earliest.

He told reporters Saturday, the change is to invite additional countries.

The G7 is comprised of the world’s economic leaders.

Trump says he would like to add Russia, Australia, India, and South Korea to the invite list.

Some G7 leaders have been hesitant to attend the summit during the coronavirus pandemic.


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