Trump bails on awkward G7 early to attend North Korean summit.

By | 2018-06-10T05:32:29+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

Or at least that’s the excuse.

Courtesy of Reuters:

Trump plans to leave the summit mid-morning on Saturday, four hours earlier than originally planned, to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

That means he will miss a working session among the leaders on climate change and clean energy, as well as talks among the G7 and poorer countries focused on the health of oceans.

The early exit also means he will be gone before allies begin closing news conferences likely to be laden with criticism of the U.S. stance on trade and Trump’s abrupt suggestion on Friday that Russia be re-admitted to the elite grouping.

The summit was already bristling with tension and all of seemingly directed at Trump.

Courtesy of CNN:

President Donald Trump arrived expecting to tangle with his foreign counterparts on trade, a fight he proudly began but has been apprehensive about waging in person.

The leaders of France, Germany, Great Britain and Canada all planned to confront him directly about the tariffs on steel and aluminum that they believe threaten America’s closest world alliances.

But when the time came to air their grievances in public, the leaders here mainly sounded resigned to the fact their differences with Trump may never be resolved. And they made light of the disputes.

“Sometimes we disagree,” shrugged French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a delayed meeting with Trump. Only a day earlier the two had been sniping at each other over Twitter.

When a reporter jokingly asked the two men to arm wrestle, Trump offered only praise.

“He’d be very tough to beat,” Trump said. “He’s my friend. We’ve had a great relationship right from the beginning.”

And during an earlier meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the summit’s host, Trump too attempted levity amid the rancor.

“Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs, all trade barriers,” he announced in jest as Trudeau grinned nearby.

When a reporter asked Trudeau whether he was disappointed the President was departing the summit early, Trump answered for him.

“No, he’s happy,” Trump said.

No, he’s not. 

Trump was so late arriving at the G7 that he missed a planned meeting with French President Macron, and really seemed to show up mostly for the photo-ops. 

And now he is taking that diplomatic skill set to Singapore for a nuclear summit with North Korea. 

I wonder if we will be able to see the mushroom cloud from here?

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 9:07 am - Reply

    What is that look on his face?! He looks so uptight? OMG!!! What an ugo of an old man! The leaders of the Summit seem to be laughing at him in an indulgent way. You know the way one does when they condescend a grouchy old grandpa who is so predictable. And you’re right he’s taking that “attitude” to the more unpredictable person. This should be interesting.
    To think we once had a leader who was knowledgeable, diplomatic and a hard worker! Now we have this bloated child man who is a pain in the ass to our democracy.

    • Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Agree with you Anonymous at 9:07! Trump looks miserable and frightened and it makes me so happy to see his obvious discomfort. Donnie is missing his best bud Vlad (even though the friendship is totally one sided.)

      Our Allies are ignoring Trump’s recent horrible comments to them and I’m glad. Sometimes you just have to ignore bullies and go your own way with friends who appreciate you. Deprive the narcissists of the attention (both good and bad) that they crave and are addicted to. Our Allies know that Trump is an ignorant fool and he will somehow be ousted by 2020, if not before. They can wait, tolerating the crazy old man while relishing the daily scandals that envelop him. Hoping as we all do, that Trump doesn’t start a nuclear war.

      I’m expecting Kim Jung Un to mop the floor with Trump. I will smile. Trump will try to spin his “summit” as a victory, but he will have absolutely nothing to show for it. Kim Jung Un will have his unearned meeting with the Orange Oaf, plus he has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons. Trump has once again given away the store, just like he did in Jerusalem.

      Dissing and alienating our wonderful Allies while sucking up to monstrous dictators. That’s the way Trump rolls.

  2. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Someone help me out here…..Nikki Haley at the UN trying to coerce them into voting for the US stance in what I cannot remember but they all voted against except her. I HOOTED and I know I shouldn’t have, but you know? I used to be proud of this country but no longer, and every “look” captured in this summit Trump deserves. So much for a grand entrance, he is a well-deserved laughing stock.

    As for those who travel abroad ashamed to be American, and their asking, “how could you elect someone like that?” WE didn’t. He lost by 3 million plus votes.

  3. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Pics: Frieda Frustrated, donnie? Just how DID you think you’d be accepted?
    “I don’t need this sh*t, off to Singapore!” What a freaking LOSER.

  4. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    One Magnificent Photo Sums Up Donald Trump’s G-7 Visit
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a picture that says a thousand words.

    Perhaps no other photo is in more need of a thorough caption than the one released Saturday by the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the Group of Seven’s annual meeting in Quebec.

    Tense and confrontational, it appears to sum up President Donald Trump’s entire trip, which highlighted divisions among the global powers.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-angela-merkel-g7-photo_us_5b1c0c07e4b0bbb7a0dd66d4

    • anonymous June 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/09/trump-tantrums-g7.html

      “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
      3:04 PM – Jun 9, 2018”

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/09/bumbling-trump-embarrasses-america.html

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/09/eu-official-says-trump-is-undermining-world-order.html

      “Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska has been very critical of Trump’s actions toward Russia and said after the president’s remarks:

      “This is weak. Putin is not our friend and he is not the president’s buddy. He is a thug using Soviet-style aggression to wage a shadow war against America, and our leaders should act like it.”

      Former Vice President Joe Biden was also critical, saying:

      “Putin’s Russia invaded its neighbors, violated our sovereignty by undermining elections, and attacks dissidents abroad. Yet our President wants to reward him with a seat at the table while alienating our closest democratic allies. It makes no sense.””
      ” Europe’s leaders are standing firm and united against the disruptive actions of the U.S. president.”

  5. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Trump Threatens To End Trade With United States’ Closest Allies

    …“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing ― and that ends,” the president said.

    He later said, “It’s going to stop, or we’ll stop trading with them. And that’s a very profitable answer, if we have to do it.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-g7-macron-trudeau-tariffs-dispute_us_5b19c77fe4b09d7a3d708d40

  6. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    The Madness of King Trump on Full Display at the G7
    The Group of Seven is a club that is supposed to represent shared values. But, um, Trump doesn’t share any of them. No wonder he wanted his buddy Putin back in.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-madness-of-king-trump-on-full-display-at-the-g7?ref=home

  7. Anonymous June 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    “FIND SOME HIGH GROUND, AND HUNKER DOWN”

    https://crooked.com/article/find-some-high-ground-and-hunker-down/

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