Trump Repeats Proposal To Reinstate Russia To G-7

Trump Repeats Proposal To Reinstate Russia To G-7
Donald Trump continues to shill for Russian President Vladimir Putin

On Saturday, Donald Trump proposed to expand the G-7 by adding four non-member nations, including Russia. The other countries on Trump’s longer invitee list were India, Australia and South Korea.

The group suspended Russia’s membership in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea in Ukraine.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Monday that Russia should not be welcomed back. The U.K. has also signaled that it would veto any such plan.

“Its continued disrespect and flaunting of international rules and norms is why it remains outside of the G-7 and it will continue to remain out,” said Trudeau, who later added in French: “It will not be acceptable to accept it within the G-7.”

Decisions on membership must be backed unanimously by the G-7 members.

Trump also proposed reinstating Russia ahead of the 2018 G-7 summit, which was hosted in Canada by Trudeau.

(via Politico)