Trump says would support Russia’s return to G7 – media (Video)

Trump’s comments underscore the divide between the U.S., under his administration, and Washington’s traditional closest allies. REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his support for reinstating Russia into the G7 days before the group of leading industrialized nations convenes for its annual summit in France. “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in” the group, he said during a meeting in the Oval Office with the Romanian President, according to CNN. “If somebody would make that motion, I would certainly be disposed to think about it very favorably,” he added. Trump’s comments underscore the divide between the U.S., under his administration, and Washington’s traditional closest allies.

Trump claimed that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, wanted Russia out of the group because “he got outsmarted.

“I guess President Obama — because Putin outsmarted him, President Obama thought it wasn’t a good thing to have Russia in, so he wanted Russia out,” he said. CNN notes that, in fact, the 2014 decision was made by a majority of member countries.

Russia was suspended from the group, then known as the G8, after the majority of member countries united against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which Russia continues to hold. Trump previously said Russia should be reinstated to group as he departed for last year’s summit. “Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump told reporters upon leaving the White House for the summit, which was held in Charlevoix in Canada. “They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

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23 comments

  1. Just when you thought he had turned over a new leaf, he resumes his old hobby of putler jackboot licking.

    • The only thing that could be good about Putler returning to the G7 is he would be vastly outnumbered and look like the clown that he is. But in reality that probably wouldn’t happen, at least in public so I think Trump is wrong about this and should give the KGB runt a list of things to do before it’s even considered. Or at least explain your position, my God….

      • Of the G7, only the US and UK are hostile to putlerstan. And in the case of the former, Trumpkov, going against his own party, is friendly towards the tiny poisoner.

      • Yeah. No1 remove your ass from Crimea. That’s the reason they got booted out of the G7 to begin with, or is Trump now condoning terrorism?

        • Best leave the rogue on the outside looking in. PACE already reinstated the petite poisoner and what did that accomplish? What I see is President Bonespurs the draft and ran dodger looking for brownie points to establish a Trumpet Tower in Pootlerstan when his toss at pollyticks is done. Still kissing pootie to portray being the “Great Defender” or was that Deal Maker? I believe the next 6 months could be definative.

  2. This clown is a disgrace. Where’s the outcry in the Congress about his ridiculous statements and that Greenland garbage drivel?!

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