Donald Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour

US president opts to fly back to Washington and miss meeting of more than a dozen countries after it was delayed by two hours

Donald Trump has ended a marathon trip to Asia by skipping an international summit after the event was delayed by about two hours.

The White House had added the East Asia Summit, an annual meeting of more than a dozen countries, to the president’s schedule after concerns were raised that missing it might signify a lack of US interest in Asia.

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