G7 + Australia, India, Russia, South Korea… Minus China

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:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/500878-trump-says-inviting-russia-to-g7-a-question-of-common-sense

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.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-06-02/australian-pm-accepts-g7-invitation-during-call-with-trump

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.

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6 Responses to G7 + Australia, India, Russia, South Korea… Minus China

  1. philjourdan says:

    If you check my earlier comments,you will see that I sad China over played their hand. The are 6 months too early. If nor more. Biden is their Manchurian candidate. But at best, he is 7 months away.

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    I’m increasingly wondering how many other Democrat politicians have been bought off.

    We know China loves to use bribo for political and economic gain.
    We know Democrats have been very pro China in their policies.
    We know Hunter was greased and Dianne Feinstein had one as chauffeur.
    There’s got to be a huge load more not yet outed.

    So did they over play that hand too?

    It looks to me like the virus leaked out too early and they tried to run the playbook anyway, while doing a coverup, and blew it. Both execution and PR / propaganda done wrong.

  3. jim2 says:

    * Change in non-farm payrolls: +2.509 million vs. -7.5 million expected and -20.687 million in April
    * Unemployment rate: 13.3% vs. 19.0% expected and 14.7% in April
    * Average hourly earnings month on month: -1.0% vs. +1.0% expected and +4.7% in April
    * Average hourly earnings year on year: +6.7% vs. +8.5% expected and +8.0% in April

    Some “pundits” on CNBC are talking up a V-shaped recovery. Where did I first hear that … let’s see … there is an orange tinge in my thoughts … what could it be?

  4. jim2 says:

    Any real actions by the gov’t to distribute business now in China to other countries will only stoke our economy, less uncertainty. And if some of that business goes to the USA, even better! Oil prices are likely to skyrocket as air travel comes back as well as people driving cars. Probably to the dismay of the Agenda-21 idiots, car pooling has been banned in some cities and I’m thinking people will think twice about public transportation. Auto sales could take off, another huge plus for the economy and the oil patch. I think the light at the end of this tunnel may be the END OF THE TUNNEL!!!

  5. p.g.sharrow says:

    @EMSmith; I think everyone is overlooking to real dog in this manger. The CIA that “owns” members of the media and politicians. The CIA “feeds” stories to select reporters and while controlling certain politicians. Shummer said that you don’t go against the CIA because they have 6 ways to get you and ruin your life. I’m sure that they have control of vast data bases on everyone that is anyone so they can blackmail them or even frame them to get their wanted “Story” out.. Since the Clintons, the CIA and DNC have been joined at the hip in their operations. Those that run the CIA are deathly afraid that the Trump organization will take them down and expose their crimes against the nations of the world over the last 50 years. The FBI 7th floor operations was the first to fall but, the CIAs 7th floor operations is even older and more pernicious and armored behind “National Security” and “Need to Know” walls of silence. It was the CIA that sicked the FBI on Flynn and the Trump organization to protect themselves from Flynn and his knowledge of their operations. They even have a hand into the Wuhan Laboratory virus Bio-weapon research and the resulting coverup …pg

  6. jim2 says:

    Currently we have a couple of things going for us WRT TLAs. First, they are operating under a cloud of suspicion and are under scrutiny from multiple governmental bodies. Second, there are a lot of them. Even they don’t know what agency may be spying on themselves. Like if Barr and Trump have assembled a loyal team of technically savvy spies to keep tabs on the rogue TLAs. Interesting times we live in.

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