President of EU rejects Trump’s request to readmit Russia, finds even more reasons to keep them out.

By |2019-08-24T12:02:48-08:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments


Courtesy of Reuters:

The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

The U.S. president has said it would be “appropriate” to have Russia rejoin what used to be the G8, which Russia was excluded from in 2014 after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimea and then backed an anti-Kiev rebellion in the industrial region of Donbas in eastern Ukraine.

“One year ago, in Canada, President Trump suggested reinviting Russia to G7, stating openly that Crimea’s annexation by Russia was partially justified. And that we should accept this fact,” said Donald Tusk who, as president of the European Council, represents the EU’s 28 member states.

“Under no condition can we agree with this logic,” he added.

Earlier this week Germany, France and Britain also rejected the idea of inviting Russia back into the group.

Tusk said the reasons for Moscow’s ejection from the group remain valid and there have been new reasons since then for its continued exclusion, including “the Russian provocation on the Azov Sea”, an apparent reference to the detention of Ukrainian sailors last year.

“Second: when Russia was invited to G7 for the first time, it was believed that it would pursue the path of liberal democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Is there anyone among us, who can say with full conviction, not out of business calculation, that Russia is on that path?,” Tusk said.

I like how he added that “not out of a business calculation” part. 

That was definitely a message aimed directly at Trump that no amount of money can cover up for war crimes and genocide. 

Now here is a chilling tweet sent by intellignece expert Malcolm Nance in response to Tusk’s statement:

Jesus! If he is in fact right Trump might be on the precipice of not only screwing up this country for generations but of also dragging us into an alliance which places us in direct conflict with our historic allies. 

25th Amendment anyone?

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12 Comments

  1. nanna August 24, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I think Malcolm Nance is wrong about Italy. It’s more likely to be Poland that would join with Trump. Italy is already having trouble maintaining the stability of its Far Right government- no surprise. And I think Austria is about to have a cleaning-out of neo-Nazis too.

    I must say though I am heartened by Europe’s stronger stance against Putin. It makes me think that they are just marking time and holding things together until Trump is thrown out of office, and that they might even forgive the United States although they wouldn’t be stupid enough to trust that the US wouldn’t elect a deranged psychopath again.

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Poland will never join putin after what the russians did in WW2

      • abbafan August 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm

        Anon @ 7:00 P.M. – I beg to differ; the mood in Poland now mirrors that of Hungary. There is now a resurgence of white nationalism, peppered with anti-semitic, anti-immigrant rhetoric. History is repeating itself; they will never learn. I count my lucky stars that my late parents escaped all that shit after WWII, and called Canada their home!

  2. Not Funny August 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/24/after-crashing-the-stock-market-trump-claims-he-was-kidding-about-being-the-chosen-one.html

    “As you can see from the video above, there is no laughing. Trump was not smiling. Trump was serious. The president views his trade war as a holy war and himself as the chosen one. It was only after taking a ton of criticism that he pulled back, and went with that old right-wing song and dance of claiming it was all a joke then criticizing those who reported his behavior seriously.

    Trump wasn’t kidding, and with his trade war bombing, he can’t claim that it was all a joke.”

  3. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t take this anymore. In what dimension are we living in? Can you imagine a Democrat doing anything trump does or says and still be in office? Damn, even still being alive.

    • Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      I know, what exactly does this nut case have to do for republicans to wake up. Oh and let’s not forget Hillary’s emails and BENGHAZI

  4. Anonymous August 24, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Malcolm Nance forgot to add North Korea to the list.

  5. aNOn August 25, 2019 at 7:31 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-tusk-european-union-g7-trump-tariff-french-wine_n_5d614fb6e4b0b59d25756670

    Winny Teetotaler tRUMP

    “we’ll be taxing their wine or doing something else. We’ll be taxing their wine like they’ve never seen before.”

    Vodka anyone?

  6. anonyme August 25, 2019 at 9:06 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-blindsided-after-macron-covertly-invites-iran-foreign-minister-zarif-to-g7-summit-for-talks-report/

    rump blindsided after Macron ‘covertly’ invites Iran Foreign Minister Zarif to G7 summit for talks:

  7. anonyme August 25, 2019 at 9:14 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/iranian-official-g7-summit-surprise-visit_n_5d62a462e4b0b59d257645a5

    The surprise arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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