Trump accused of using Bush death to cancel press conference and duck Cohen questions: 'We all know the reason'
U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Suresnes American Cemetery as part of the Paris commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, France, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

An announcement from President Donald Trump that he was canceling a scheduled press conference at the G-20 out of respect for the passing of former President George H.W. Bush was greeted with more than a little skepticism on Saturday morning.


Early Saturday, Trump tweeted, "I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20.... However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference."

Faced with the bombshell guilty plea and confession by his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, just as he left for Argentina, many on Twitter speculated that the president didn't want to face a foreign press that can be even more hostile than American reporters.

As one Trump critic noted: "You respect nobody. Another funeral you will not be welcomed at. You canceled your press conference because you are afraid."

You can see Trump's tweets and responses to him below: