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He really does hate the G7

He really does hate the G7

by digby

So, Trump starts a trade war with the G7 which benefits Russia and now wants them to let Russia back in the group. You may recall that Russia was expelled from the G8 after it invaded Crimea.

President Donald Trump said Friday he thinks Russia should be reinstated into the Group of Seven, the industrialized countries whose leaders are meeting in Canada this weekend.

Trump, acknowledging his view “may not be politically correct,” told reporters before leaving for the summit: “We have a world to run and the G-7, which used to be the G-8 ― they threw Russia out. Russia should be in this meeting. They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

Russia was expelled from what had been the G-8 in 2014 following its annexation of Crimea.

Trump’s comment was in line with his unusually friendly stance toward Russia, despite evidence that it interfered in the 2016 election to help his campaign.


I'm guessing that sentence should have read: "Trump's comment was in line with his unusually because of evidence that it interfered in the 2016 election to help his campaign."

If he's completely innocent of conspiring with the Russians he's so goddamned stupid that he can't help but make himself look guilty over and over and over again. I'm honestly not sure which is worse at this point.