Trump talks about”U.S. leadership in global health” at APEC, the US media said
On the 20th, US President Trump, who attended the APEC video conference, became the focus of media attention for refusing to use the official background. Although his speech at the meeting was not open to the media, the White House press secretary said in a statement that day that Trump emphasized the leadership of the United States in the field of global health. It is worth noting that, according to U.S. media reports, the number of new coronavirus infections in the United States just hit a new high the day before (19th), reaching 185,759 cases.
Trump participates in the video conference
According to a White House press secretary’s statement published on the White House website on the 20th, Trump attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation hosted by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin on the same day. Organize (APEC) online meeting of the 27th Informal Leadership Meeting. The statement said,”President Trump reiterated in his speech that the United States is committed to achieving an unprecedented economic recovery after the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region through strong economic growth…”. The statement also mentioned that”President Trump also emphasized the leadership of the United States in the global health field, including our successful development of a safe and effective vaccine for the new coronavirus.”
Screenshot of the statement
It is worth noting that just before Trump attended APEC, according to CNN reports, Johns Hopkins University data show that the number of new coronavirus infections in the United States hit a new high on the 19th local time, reaching 185,759 cases.
Screenshot of CNN report
CNN also stated that according to its analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases across the United States is developing in the wrong direction. Compared with a week ago, only Hawaii in the United States has reduced more than 10%of new cases. The other 5 states-Idaho, North Dakota, Illinois and Arkansas remained stable, while the remaining 44 states had new The increase in cases has increased by at least 10%over the previous week.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 20:26 on the 20th Eastern Time, the cumulative number of new coronavirus infections in the United States reached 11,895,876, including 254,297 deaths, cumulative infections and The number of deaths is the highest in the world.
On the morning of the 20th, US time, APEC leaders held a video conference. Trump, who has always been uninterested in multilateralism and has recently devoted his energies to challenging the election results,”rarely” attends meetings, but from the picture alone it is a bit”different”-he refuses to be like other leaders Use the official background of this APEC meeting in the video screen.
Lianhe Zaobao reported that a source who arranged Trump’s participation in the summit said that Trump refused to use official background. He delivered a speech to APEC leaders, but the speech will not be open to the media. (Reporter Li Dongyao)
(Source:World Wide Web)