Biden Skips Key G20 Dinner, Too Tired To Attend

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At a glance

  • President Biden unexpectedly skipped the gala dinner Tuesday at the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, returning to his hotel room for the evening.
  • It is unclear why Mr. Biden decided on the last-minute change to his schedule, which came at the end of a full day of meetings.
  • A White House official stressed that Mr. Biden does not have COVID-19, but offered little explanation for the sudden move. The official said the president had spent a full day in meetings and needed to attend to a few things, but did not elaborate beyond stressing that there was “nothing urgent” that commanded Mr. Biden’s attention.

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