Donald Trump wants Russia included in G7 talks.

By | 2018-06-08T13:46:08+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

You know just saying you’re tough on Russia does not actually mean that you’re tough on Russia.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

President Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One that he believes Russia should have been invited to the G7 summit, as he was departing the White House for Quebec on Friday morning. “Russia should be in this meeting. Why are we having a meeting without Russia?” he asked reporters. “We have a world to run.” He added that he has “been Russia’s worst nightmare,” but he believes they should have a seat at the table, according to the White House pool report. The summit once included the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Russia—but was cut down to the G7 in 2014, when Russia was suspended due to its annexation of Crimea and hostilities in Ukraine.

Yes, Russia hacked out elections and has been interfering with the democracies in a number of other western countries, so why wouldn’t we give them a seat at the table? 

Trump has also expressed displeasure with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s attitude towards him.

Courtesy of The Telegraph:

Donald Trump has grown frustrated with Theresa May’s “schoolmistress” tone, allies of the president have told The Telegraph, as it emerged the pair will not hold formal talks at the G7 summit in Canada.

The US president is said to bristle at the Prime Minister’s approach during phone calls, with Mrs. May quick to get into policy details rather than wider conversation.

Interestingly enough while Trump is suggesting that Russia should be involved in the meetings, and given the cold shoulder to certain American allies, some in Europe are wondering if HE should be involved in the meetings. 

Courtesy of The Independent

The US president imposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in a bid to rebuild America’s industry, targeting nations from key G7 allies such as Canada, Japan, and the EU.

Emmanuel Macron, the French president who has attempted to establish a warm personal relationship with Mr. Trump, said the other G7 nations should remain “polite” and productive, but warned “no leader is forever.”

In comments to reporters, Mr. Macron signaled Europe would not surrender meekly to the US president and suggested the G7 could function as six nations instead of seven.

“Maybe the American president doesn’t care about being isolated today, but we don’t mind being six, if needs be,” Mr. Macron said.

“Because these six represent values, represent an economic market, and more than anything, represent a real force at the international level today.”

So to be clear, while Trump openly advocates for Russia to be included in these meetings with other like-minded nations, some of those nations are thinking that America no longer represents similar values. 

Having America quit or be kicked out of these meetings of industrialized nations would be a Putin wet dream come true, because it would badly damage the cohesion between the other economic powers and give Russia a chance to increase their influence on the world. 

Go ahead, tell me again how Donald Trump is not a Kremlin asset. 

No, go ahead, I’ll wait here. 

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21 Comments

  1. ANONYMOUS June 8, 2018 at 6:30 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-book-trump-team-not-deep-state-revealed-flynns-talks-with-russians?ref=home

    Black Cube
    ” The World as It Is, the former senior National Security Council staffer writes that the Obama White House learned about the Flynn-Kislyak talks from the Trump team itself. If Rhodes’ claim is true, then Obama aides had no need to “unmask” any surveillance intercept of Kislyak’s phone calls to determine Flynn was the interlocutor.

    Flynn “took a couple of weeks after his own appointment to accept Susan Rice’s invitation to meet,” Rhodes writes. “His own transition team volunteered to us that he’d met with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, before meeting with the American official he was replacing.””. “I never unmasked any Trump campaign official or associate—not a single time. The ‘unmasking scandal’ was a completely craven and disingenuous farce masquerading as outrage, all intended to keep Americans from focusing on the real story of the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-boltons-new-top-aide-is-a-russia-truther?ref=home

    Fleitz wrote at FoxNews.com on Jan. 7, 2017.
    Intelligence agencies were “led astray by the Obama administration’s partisanship and national security incompetence,” “President Obama’s 11th hour Russia sanctions were not just an attempt to sabotage the Trump administration’s Russia policy. They also were a trap to catch Trump officials in a supposed Logan Act violation by discussing these sanctions with Russian officials before Trump was sworn in,”

  2. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 6:52 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/rob-reiner-breaks-trumps-latest-temper-tantrum-desperate-accepted-strongman/

    ‘An ignorant incurious failed businessman with a seriously damaged psyche is desperate to be accepted as a strongman. So he rejects Democracy. Turns his back on allies, attacks the press, tries to destroy rule of law. We either continue to fight back or accept Autocracy. VOTE!!!’

  3. Paul June 8, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Of course Donnie Dotard wants Russia as part of the G7 (G8) group. After all, Putin would be Dotard’s only friend at the summit. It would not surprise me if Dotard and Putin start a new group composed entirely of dictators such as Putin and dictator-wannabes such as Dotard.

  4. anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:05 am
  5. Beaglemom June 8, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Of course Trump wants Putin in the G7 or G8 as it would become. He has to have at least one friendly face in the same room.

  6. anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:18 am

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/us/politics/mueller-manafort-witnesses.html

    ENRON! “Mr. Manafort’s associates say he feels betrayed by the former business partners, to whom he collectively steered millions of dollars over the years for consulting, lobbying and legal work intended to bolster the reputation of Viktor F. Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine. Mr. Manafort has told associates that he believes Mr. Mueller’s team is using the business partners to pressure him to flip on Mr. Trump in a manner similar to the one used to prosecute the energy giant Enron”
    ” Mr. Friedman accused Mr. Manafort of trying to “suborn perjury” by persuading him to lie to investigators, according to a declaration by an F.B.I. agent on the case.” ” now cooperating with the government’s prosecution of Mr. Manafort. His associates say he was most stung by the decision of his longtime business partner, Rick Gates, who served as Mr. Trump’s former deputy presidential campaign manager, to cooperate as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to financial fraud and lying to investigators.”
    “The day after the commentary was published, Mr. Yanukovych fled Ukraine amid protests of his government’s corruption and pivot toward Moscow, eventually arriving in Russia and effectively ending his presidency.”CRIMEa!

  7. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for oil drilling in the nation’s biggest wildlife park.

    In an announcement that touted planned improvements to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visitor facilities, the Department of the Interior said it has approved spending on projects for “Oil Exploration Readiness” in the coastal plain of the Arctic refuge.

    The Trump administration is pushing for an oil lease sale in the refuge to be held as early as next year. The tax-overhaul bill passed by the U.S. Congress last December includes a provision mandating two oil lease sales, each offering at least 400,000 acres (161,874.26 hectares), within seven years.

    The 19-million-acre (7.7 million-hectare) Arctic refuge, the largest in the U.S. national wildlife refuge system, contains some of the wildest territory in North America. There are no roads, established trails or buildings of any type within the refuge border, and no cell phone service, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

    “This is a true wilderness Refuge,” the Arctic refuge website advises.

    Political and business leaders in oil-dependent Alaska have tried for decades to pry open the refuge’s coastal plain, which is believed to hold potential for billions of barrels of oil. But the plain, between the Brooks Range mountains and the Arctic Ocean, is prized for its importance to caribou, polar bears and other wildlife. Oil development there had been banned until Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski led a move to insert a pro-drilling provision into the 2017 tax bill signed by President Donald Trump.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/construction-planned-prepare-alaskas-arctic-refuge-oil-drilling/

  8. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:46 am

    We’ve Got a Problem. A Big Problem.

    …The last twenty four hours of attacks on our closest allies capped by President Trump’s seemingly out of the blue demand to bring Russia back into the G-7 (making it again the G-8 which it was for most of the post-Cold War era until Russia was expelled over the annexation of Crimea) simply brings the matter into a newly sharp relief. If candidate Trump and President Putin had made a corrupt bargain which obligated President Trump to destabilize all U.S. security and trade alliances (especially NATO, which has been Russia’s primary strategic goal for 70 years) and advance the strategic interests of Russia, there’s really nothing more remotely realistic he could have done to accomplish that than what he has in fact done.

    Take a moment to let that sink in. I need to take a moment to let it sink in. It’s shocking to me. It’s shocking to me what’s happening.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/weve-got-a-problem-a-big-problem

    • anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:06 am

      ” He’s doing all the stuff he’d have been asked to do if such a corrupt bargain had been made. At a certain point – and I’d say we’re clearly at or past that point – it really doesn’t matter whether we can prove such a bargain was made. I’m not even sure it matters whether it was explicit or even happened. The bank robber helped the teller get the job and now the teller just won’t seem to lock the safe or even turn on the alarm. We can debate forever whether the teller is just absent-minded or has some odd philosophical aversion toward locks.”

  9. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Trump administration takes aim at Americans with pre-existing conditions

    …What the DOJ is doing — refusing to defend an existing law — is extraordinarily rare and, in this case, will almost certainly face serious legal challenges.

    However, this doesn’t mean the case should be taken any less seriously. The Trump administration and its Republican allies in Congress have already made it clear they want to get rid of the ACA and see no problem allowing insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

    Now Trump’s DOJ has made its first move toward taking us back to the days when people could be priced out of the insurance market — or denied coverage entirely — based on current or prior health conditions, including everything from pregnancy and migraines, to cancer and diabetes.

    According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 52 million American adults under the age of 65 would likely become uninsurable if the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions were rolled back.

    With so many people being forced out of the insurance market, an estimated 130 million Americans would see their health care costs go up.

    If the sheer cruelty isn’t bad enough on its own, the Trump administration also added a cynical twist to its plot to strip coverage from millions of Americans. Knowing that the move will be wildly unpopular, the administration doesn’t want the change to go into effect until after 2018 midterms, so Americans won’t be able take out their anger in the voting booth.

    https://shareblue.com/trump-justice-department-doj-obamacare-pre-existing-conditions/

    • Marthe June 8, 2018 at 8:31 am

      How many of these 52 millions with pre-existing conditions voted for Don-the-Con? We’ll, maybe they’ll rethink their vote when they are once again uninsurable.

  10. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Trump propagandists led by Sean Hannity are heading to the North Korea nuclear summit to make sure Trump gets glowing coverage even if the event is a spectacular failure.

    Apparently fearing his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is going to be a disaster, Trump is assembling his very own propaganda team to travel with him to make sure coverage of the event is glowing regardless of how badly it turns out.

    Former White House aide and Nazi sympathizer Seb Gorka, who also serves as a Fox News contributor, announced this week that he will be traveling to Singapore for next week’s summit, alongside Fox News host and Trump sycophant Sean Hannity.

    Gorka and Hannity will be there to shape Fox News’ coverage of the summit, which Trump started hyping before it was even scheduled.

    https://shareblue.com/trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-hannity-gorka/

  11. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Donald Trump’s G7 temper tantrum

    Trump’s views on foreign policy — and, really, everything — are surprisingly simple: He likes people who are nice to him and do things he wants and he doesn’t like people who aren’t nice to him and don’t do things he wants.

    So, his views on any given issue or foreign leader are largely informed by how that person has treated Trump in their last interaction — and how much of what he wants that they are willing to give him.

    That worldview is important to keep in mind as Trump travels to Canada to attend the G7 summit on Friday, a trip which he has already tried to wiggle out of, is cutting a day short and, if Twitter is any indication, is assuming will be a total and complete disaster.

    “The European Union treats us very unfairly,” Trump said as he left the White House Friday morning to head to the G7. “Canada [treats us] very unfairly.”

    That’s the latest in a series of increasingly frustrated and angry comments coming out of the White House over the past few days, as its become more and more clear that leaders Trump thought were his friends — French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — have pushed back on his demands, particularly on tariffs.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/politics/donald-trump-g7-macron-trudeau/index.html

  12. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Trump to skip climate portion of G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/trump-g7-canada/index.html

    • anonymous June 8, 2018 at 9:05 am

      “Trudeau, as the summit’s host, has placed climate and environmental issues atop his agenda, ” “Trump was initially expected to participate in a working session on the issue, but will no longer attend.”
      “The White House said Trump would depart mid-morning on Saturday, skipping sessions on climate change and the environment. An aide will take his place”
      “Trump is expecting a knock-down, drag-out fight with top US allies over trade during his time at the conference, held in remote Quebec. It’s a battle he believes he can win, but which he’s unenthusiastic about waging in person”
      “Trump has vented back that the meetings are unlikely to produce anything worthwhile, and that the trek to rural Quebec is a waste of time.”
      “Trump is flying directly to Singapore from the G7 and aides have been weighing the logistical challenges of the back-to-back summits.” “Trump may simply need to depart Canada earlier in order to make it to Singapore by Sunday evening”
      “”The President wants to go on the trip,” “The President is at ease with all of these tough issues. He’s proven himself to be a leader on the world stage. And he’s achieved great successes, I might add, in foreign policy. So I don’t think there’s any issue there at all.”< Kudlow

  13. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Donald Trump’s 26 most astonishing comments on his way to the G7 summit

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/politics/donald-trump-g7-comments/index.html

  14. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Senate Investigators May Have Found a Missing Piece in the Russia Probe

    An ex-congressman allegedly has ties to the Trump campaign—as well as to powerful figures in Russia and Ukraine. Finding out what he knows is crucial, a top Democrat in the Senate says.

    An ex-congressman has attracted scrutiny from the Senate Judiciary Committee, as it continues to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Moscow to sway the 2016 presidential election.

    Curt Weldon, a Republican and former Pennsylvania congressman, lost his reelection campaign more than a decade ago following an FBI probe into his ties to two Russian companies. He has “connections to both Russia and the Trump campaign” that are raising suspicions among senators, a spokeswoman for Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said. Feinstein is the committee’s ranking member, and wants to interview Weldon, the spokeswoman said.

    The reasons for the committee’s interest in Weldon are murky, but his ties to Russia are significant. Members of Congress believe, for example, that Weldon may lead to answers about why the Trump administration sought to lift sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the 2016 election despite a public statement by intelligence agencies that the Kremlin tried to help Trump win. Weldon may also have information about the role a Russian oligarch may have played in trying to influence the Trump administration—though Weldon denied this when I asked him about it.

    Additionally, Weldon appears to have knowledge of a key instance in which a foreign national sought to influence the president through one of his closest advisers—a central theme of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s election interference.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/former-gop-congressman-embroiled-in-the-russia-probe/562343/

    The Lingering Mysteries of a Trump-Russia Conspiracy

    A year of dizzying developments have bolstered both Mueller’s critics, who say he’s on a “fishing expedition,” and his defenders, who believe he’s leaving no stone unturned.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/the-lingering-mysteries-of-a-trump-russia-conspiracy/560465/

  15. anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:24 am

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  16. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Putin’s compensation package just keeps getting better and better.

    Trump’s demand that Putin be restored to his place in the once-upon-a-time G8—currently G7—must be explained as exactly what it is: *sanctions relief*.

    The entire Trump-Russia scandal is about Trump trading sanctions relief for business opportunities in Russia. It’s that simple.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1005078201612238850

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson

  17. Marthe June 8, 2018 at 8:44 am

    “Mrs. May quick to get into policy details rather than wider conversation”.

    Policy details are too complicated for him. As he said himself, no need preparation, it’s all a matter of attitude.

    Trump thinks he can bullshit his way through any negotiation and he is resentful when people with knowledge and intelligence talk about things he doesn’t know or understand this making him feel inferior.

    This is the person who represents and speaks for the United States of America. Let that sink in for a moment.

  18. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Putin is creating a shit world with leaders like Assad, and Trump. It’s going to get worst. Thanks to Palin for instigating the worst riffraff of our society and Trump for sealing the deal. We are now in hell. And there’s no way of getting out. Each day you see how Trump takes a hatchet to the constitution. His people are saying MAGA like Hitler’s use to say Hiel Hitler. Welcome to hell folks.

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