President Donald Trump has replaced an in-person meeting of the Group of Seven (G-7) leaders at Camp David in June with a video conference due to the growing pandemic, the White House announced on March 19.
The gathering of world leaders at the G-7 summit is the latest in a string of high-profile events to be postponed or cancelled due to mounting fears of the rapidly spreading CCP virus, which has claimed the lives of at least 200 Americans.
The decision comes as nations around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the viruss spread.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said the decision was made “in order for each country to focus all of its resources on responding to the health and economic challenges of COVID-19.”
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who also serves as Trumps G-7 “sherpa,” has informed his counterparts about the move.
“At President Trumps direction, National Economic Council Director and U.S. Sherpa for the 2020 G-7 Larry Kudlow has informed his Sherpa colleagues that the G-7 Leaders Summit the U.S. was set to host in June at Camp David will now be done by video teleconference,” Deere said in a statement.
“The White House also informed the other G-7 members that in order to continue close coordination, the president will convene the Leaders Summit via video teleconference in April and May just as he did this week,” he said.
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