Oh this is a good Trumping of China. Seems Trump canceled the regular G7 meeting of “advanced” economies in favor of one including all the folks around China and more threatened by it. Gotta love his style.
Ran into it on this channel from India. In general, I’ve found non-US media and Youtubers more reliable sources of interesting news than any USA Media (who are way too busy doing PC Self Flagellation, navel gazing and lint picking, and wallowing in their TDS; to actually report news).
Some print versions:
President Trump on Wednesday defended his plans to invite Russia to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit this year despite its expulsion from the group in 2014, arguing that it’s “common sense” to do so.
The president was asked on Brian Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio show whether Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved to be readmitted to the group of world leaders.
“It’s not a question of what he’s done, it’s a question of common sense,” Trump said. “We have a G-7, he’s not there. Half of the meeting is devoted to Russia and he’s not there.”
The president cited Putin’s cooperation with the recent oil crisis when the industry was in dire straits due to the coronavirus pandemic, though he acknowledged it also benefited Russia. Trump also reasoned that it would be easier to negotiate a new nuclear pact if Putin were in the room.
Trump on Saturday told reporters aboard Air Force One that he would postpone the G-7 to the fall due to the pandemic. He said he planned to invite non-member countries Australia, India, Russia and South Korea.
SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Trump said last week he will postpone a G7 summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.
Gee… I wonder who they will be talking about? Like when one guy in the neighborhood is being a pain and there is a meeting at one house of all the neighbors …but not him.