President Trump is in Buenos Aires for his second G20 summit, the place he faces a high-stakes assembly China’s mercurial president, Xi Jinping. Trump hopes to put the groundwork for a trade agreement with China — or else transfer ahead with punishing new tariffs within the commerce struggle.
Trump had additionally deliberate to fulfill with Russian President Vladimir Putin, however abruptly cancelled the assembly on Thursday amid the escalating Russia-Ukraine battle, which is anticipated to be mentioned among the many G20 leaders.
Additionally hanging over the journey: the anticipated presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who Trump has largely exonerated from culpability within the homicide of Jamal Khashoggi. Trump will not be anticipated to fulfill formally with MBS, nevertheless it’s doable they work together.
With these dynamics at play, the opposite world leaders attending the G20 will stay principally out of Trump’s sights — maybe not an unwelcome proposition, given his truculent habits at previous summits.
First woman Melania Trump will be a part of the President in Argentina. They’ll spend two nights within the Argentine capital earlier than returning to Washington.