America braces itself for yet more national embarrassment.
Courtesy of NPR:
President Trump says Russia should be allowed to rejoin the Group of Seven industrial nations, and Russia’s Foreign Ministry has welcomed his remarks.
Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, before his scheduled trip to France for the G-7 summit, Trump encouraged Moscow’s return to the elite group.
“I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in,” he said. “It should be the G-8 because a lot of the things we talk about have to do with Russia.”
Trump blamed Obama for Russia’s ouster, claiming that it was the result of his predecessor’s humiliation on the world stage. Offering little to substantiate his claim, Trump said, “President Obama didn’t want Russia in because he got outsmarted.”
Yeah Russia was not kicked out of the organization because he “outsmarted” Obama.
They were kicked out because they invaded the Ukraine and annexed Crimea.
Those were national crimes for which they were punished.
Trump is just too enamored of Vladimir Putin to understand the stupidity of his statement.
Orange tinted Hitler also has more advice for members of this summit.
Courtesy of Reuters:
President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.
Trump will attend the G7 summit in France from Saturday to Monday and plans to hold individual meetings with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, India and Canada during his trip, senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters on a conference call.
The president, who is irritated with the Federal Reserve for not reducing interest rates further as talk about a potential recession makes headlines, will tout the U.S. economic model he has pushed forward through tax cuts and deregulation, one official said.
“You will really hear the president hit home the message of the pro-jobs, pro-growth economic agenda,” the official said. “We’ve seen growth rates that we didn’t think were possible just a few years ago. And you … contrast this to what’s happening in Europe where growth is effectively flat.”
Yeah, I’m sure that Europe is really anxious to be just like America right now while we are essentially the laughingstock of the world.
I am also not sure that Trump’s economic argument is going to hold much sway with the threat of a recession looming on the horizon.
My only hope is that Trump returns to America without having cost us any more of our allies and without starting any new wars.
It’s a low bar I know, but still not one I am sure he can clear.