Trump Uses Death Of George H. W. Bush As Excuse To Not Hold Press Conferences

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President Donald Trump literally used the death of former President George H. W. Bush to skip a press conference on Saturday in Argentina rather than answer questions from reporters.

Bush died on Friday at the age of 94, and Trump has already released statements on his passing. He had been scheduled to hold a press conference today prior to leaving the G-20, which would likely have included questions about his former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen’s plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, his refusal to punish Saudi Arabia for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and not doing more to condemn Russia for attacking Ukrainian naval vessels.

Clearly, Trump saw Bush’s death as an excuse to avoid those questions entirely since international press conferences tend to be tougher for him, so he took to Twitter to make the announcement:

Twitter responded by shaming Trump for being such a coward:

Trump also avoided having to answer questions about being humiliated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday during the signing ceremony for the new NAFTA, which Trump is desperately trying to rebrand as the USMCA, a moniker Trudeau refused to use.

His trip to the G-20 was an international embarrassment and a failure. And cowardly canceling a press conference by using the death of a former president as an excuse to not do his job is shameful. Trump did not cancel “out of respect” for Bush. He did so because he is scared of the press.

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