G20 Summit: Donald Trump downplays isolation reports, says he has good relationship with leaders

Washington: US president Donald Trump on Friday said that he has a good relationship with all G20 leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, as he sought to downplay reports that he was isolated at the last week's summit of the bloc in Germany.

File image of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. PTI

File image of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. PTI

India and 18 other members of the G20 during their summit in the German city of Hamburg last week termed the Paris climate deal as "irreversible" and threw their weight behind the landmark agreement from which Washington has decided to pull out.

Trump responding to questions related to the summit said, "It's a good thing that I have a good relationship with (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping). It's a good thing I have good relationship with every one of them - Modi - you say that."

He was referring to his instant chemistry with Modi when the prime minister visited the White House last month. "Every single one of them - there's 20 of us. All 19, I have a great relationship with," Trump told reporters on board Air Force One who were travelling with him from Washington DC to Paris.


Published Date: Jul 14, 2017 07:08 pm | Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 07:08 pm


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