I think he postponed it because nobody is willing to come right now.
Courtesy of the AP:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group’s expansion.
Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned to Washington from Florida that he feels the current makeup of the group is “very outdated” and doesn’t properly represent “what’s going on in the world.”
He said he had not yet set a new date for the meeting, but thought the gathering could take place in September, around the time of the annual meeting of the United Nations in New York, or perhaps after the U.S. election in November.
Alyssa Farah, White House director of strategic communications, said that Trump wanted to bring in some of the country’s traditional allies and those impacted by the coronavirus to discuss the future of China.
The surprise announcement came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office said Saturday that she would not attend the meeting unless the course of the coronavirus spread had changed by then.
Ask yourself this, since we know that Russia is currently working to undermine our democracy why in the hell would we invite them to participate in such a prestigious round table?
I think it’s pretty clear that Trump is desperate to force Russia down everybody’s throats because that is why they helped him get this job.
He only mentions India, Australia, and South Korea to distract from his only real goal, which is to get Russia at the table and please his handler.
Of course, the problem with this plan is that Trump is rapidly running out of time to make any changes, and if the other countries refuse to meet before the election he will be out of office before he has the opportunity.
If I were Angela Merkel I would just refuse to accept any calls from America until after November.