President Trump on Saturday said he is postponing the G7 until at least September and that he hopes to invite additional countries to participate in the summit.
The White House initially announced in March that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the G7 meeting set for June of the seven major industrial nations -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan, along with the U.S. -- would be held by video conference instead of at Camp David.
But in recent days, Trump had talked about reviving an in-person summit this summer, possibly at the White House and at Camp David.
Yet on Saturday, the president said he would postpone the meeting and invite additional countries to participate, including Russia, Australia and India.
“Now that our Country is ‘Transitioning back to Greatness’, I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, D.C., at the legendary Camp David,” Trump had tweeted Wednesday.