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but we have a world to run and in the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in."
Not content with just starting a trade war with America’s supposed allies, Donald Trump risked enraging G7 allies further by suggesting that Russia should be reinstated as a member.
Trump’s musings about re-admitting Russia are sure to further irritate other members of the G7, many of whom have had to deal with Kremlin-related meddling over the last year. In March, the U.K. accused the Kremlin of using a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy on British soil. Meanwhile, both France and Germany have had with Russia meddling in their recent elections.
originally posted by: paraphi
Making the G7 the G8 was only to make Russia feel included. The fact that the G7 comprises the seven largest advanced economies who are democracies should rule out Russia's attendance. When Russia was initially included in the G7 there were hopes of Russian modernisation and acceptance of democracy, and none of those have come to pass.
Hope the rest of the G7 keep Russia out.
Angela Merkel said all the EU members there, had agreed that Russia could not be readmitted unless there was "progress" on the Ukraine problem. Russia was originally expelled from the G8 because of the annexation of Crimea. I think Trump seems to be speaking without putting his brain in gear here.
originally posted by: Whereismypassword
a reply to: Kurokage
He is acting in Russia’s interests
their goal for some time now has been to drive a wedge between America and Europe and provoke Political hatred in the west with their online army posting the virtual ammo that is being used to divide left and right