Well, that did not take long.
Courtesy of Politico:
Justin Trudeau says inviting Russia back to the G-7 table would be unacceptable, even as Donald Trump plans to open the 2020 summit’s doors to Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. president proposed Saturday to expand the group 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.
Asked about Trump’s proposal, the Canadian prime minister told reporters Monday that Russia should not be welcomed back. The U.K. also said Monday 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.”
Clearly this is going to be the same attitude shared by other leaders in the G-7.
Putin is a thug and the force behind a cyber-terrorist group that is currently in the process of trying to interfere in democracies all over the world, including in the countries represented by the G-7 participants.
Only a fellow thug would want Putin as part of this group, which apparently explains Trump’s position on this.