MANILA, Philippines — Despite extending his stay in Manila for a day, US President Donald Trump opted not to attend the East Asia Summit due to the delay in schedule.
According to White House pool reports, Trump did not stay for the family photo with 18 members of the East Asia Summit.
The major meeting in Manila was behind schedule, and the American leader opted to depart on time.
The East Asia Summit was supposed to start at 1:30 p.m. but was delayed for about an hour and a half. Trump was scheduled to leave at around 3:40 p.m.
Trump entered Air Force One at 3:12 p.m., and the aircraft left at around 3:18 p.m.