Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Russian Federation should be allowed back into G7

Russian Federation should be allowed back into G7

Macron said it was possible to advance the trade issues that have split the USA and its allies.

Mr Trump, who was leaving the summit in La Malbaie early, told reporters the USA needed protectionist tariffs because "we are like the piggy bank that everyone is robbing". Now, I love our country.

"I think on trade there is path, but there is a way to progress all together", he told reporters.

Trump said he would not endorse a G7 communique after Trudeau informed the president that Canadians "will not be pushed around on trade matters". When Kim announced the suspension of tests, they congratulated him, while Russian Federation urged the USA and South Korea to curtail their drills.

When he said, "It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", you have to wonder who he meant by "we". "Please, we would be happy to see everyone in Moscow", he added. He plans an early exit from the G-7 meeting.

Let's set the context here.

The US president accused other states of "robbing" his country through their trade policies.

Moscow was kicked out of the group, then the G-8, four years ago after it annexed Crimea.

Xi was also quoted by state news agency Xinhua as saying: "No matter how worldwide situations change, China and Russian Federation always firmly support each other in defending their respective core interests".


"Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation?"

"All of these countries have been taking advantage of the USA on trade", Trump said.

At present a Trump-Putin summit carries a literal life-and-death urgency.

A Canadian official said Trump and Trudeau discussed accelerating NAFTA talks.

President Trump says a G8 that includes Russian Federation is more meaningful than a G7, blames President Obama for letting Crimea 'get away'. Trump injected further uncertainty recently when he floated the idea of replacing NAFTA with two separate trade deals, one with each country. Either we're the victor or the loser, and if it's not obvious that we're the victor then we must be the loser, the chump, the sap, the sucker.

Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is another bone of contention. Trump's policies have been more protectionist and confrontational, driven by a perception that the US has been the victim of poorly conceived trade deals. Just last week he met the heads of states representing over half of the planet's population. "And I think we'll get to something very beneficial to Canada and to the United States".

The G-7 is a group of countries that have the leaders meeting once a year.

"Things happen", Putin said. How will we "come out even better" if we're in a trade war, or if our relationships with our closest allies are damaged? Donald Trump's style is to go it alone. They had another opportunity to hold negotiations during the APEC summit in Vietnam in November 2017 but managed only to exchange a couple of phrases.

Referring to the Mueller investigation, and the possibility it may result in criminal charges against him, Trump maintained he has "the absolute right to pardon myself", adding "but I'll never have to do it because I didn't do anything wrong".

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