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Offbeat Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated to G-7, threatens allies on trade

16:16  08 june  2018
16:16  08 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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CHARLEVOIX, Quebec — President Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the Group of Seven industrial nations Friday, reaching out to an adversary as he further scrambled an international summit that has showcased a rift between the United States and its closest allies .

CHARLEVOIX, Quebec - President Donald Trump said Friday that Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven club of industrial economies four years after its expulsion over the annexation of Crimea, further provoking U.S. allies outraged or unnerved by Trump ’s swerve to trade protectionism.

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QUEBEC CITY – President Trump on Friday said Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven leading economies, breaking with other world leaders who have insisted Moscow remain ostracized following its involvement in the 2014 Crimean crisis.

“Now, I love our country. I have been Russia’s worst nightmare … But with that being said, Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump said Friday as he left the White House. “It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. … They should let Russia back in.”

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President Donald Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the Group of Seven industrial nations Friday, reaching out to an adversary as he further scrambled an international summit that has showcased a rift between the United States and its closest allies .

Trump lobbed what amounted to a diplomatic stink bomb as he left the White House for the annual two-day G - 7 summit, where h Today News - Theresa May clashes with Trump by rejecting his call for Russia to be readmitted to G 7 - Продолжительность: 17:28 Today News 92 просмотра.

Trump’s comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of this year’s G7 summit was supposed to focus on protecting democracies from foreign meddling.

Trump has sought to improve relations between the United States and Russia since taking office. The U.S. government and other nations have imposed strict sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Crimea, and those penalties remain in effect.

Trump on Friday reiterated his plans to take a tough stance on trade with U.S. allies at the summit, threatening again to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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US President Donald Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the G 7 on Friday (Saturday NZT), reaching out to an adversary as he further scrambled an international summit that has showcased a rift between the United States and its closest allies .

President Donald Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the Group of Seven industrial nations Friday Trump 's National Security Council was surprised by the president's call to readmit Russia to the "Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G - 7 countries," Trump wrote.

“We’re going to deal with the unfair trade practices. … We have to change it, and they understand it’s going to happen,” Trump said. “If we’re unable to make a deal, we’ll terminate NAFTA. We’ll make a better deal.”

In an earlier Twitter post, Trump said the United States would emerge victorious if other nations refused to accede to his trade demands, suggesting he plans to employ a take-it-or-leave-it bargaining position with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit here.

“Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries,” Trump wrote. “If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!”

Thursday evening, when tensions between Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau appeared to be boiling over, the U.S. leader vowed to impose new tariffs and other economic penalties against Canada and the U.S. if they didn’t allow more American imports into their countries.

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Trump 's comments, made just hours before he arrived in Canada for the annual G - 7 summit, have further Trump on Friday also reiterated his plans to take a tough stance on trade with U.S. allies at the "Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G - 7 countries," Trump wrote.

Trump on Friday reiterated his plans to take a tough stance on trade with U.S. allies at the summit, threatening again to withdraw from the North American “Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G - 7 countries,” Trump wrote. “If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!”

“Take down your tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!” he wrote on Twitter. He didn’t specify what products he could seek to target.

Trump effectively upended the two-day G-7 summit even before it began by raising the prospect of refusing to sign on to a joint statement with other leaders asserting commonly shared principles and values.

Macron, Trudeau and other world leaders spent much of 2017 tiptoeing around the new U.S. president, aware of his “America First” agenda but hoping to draw him closer to multinational organizations they believe can best address global issues.

But in recent weeks there are signs world leaders have scrapped that approach and now plan to deal with Trump in a more adversarial way, particularly after the White House announced it would begin imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from U.S. allies beginning in June.

Macron on Thursday said Trump was isolating the United States and suggested foreign leaders might simply wait until Trump’s time in the White House has concluded before reengaging with the United States. Trump, meanwhile, said Trudeau was acting “indignant” and attacked the U.S.’s northern neighbor in a series of Twitter posts, focusing in part on Canadian dairy policy.

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Russia first if Trump knows it’s politically incorrect to bring Russia back to G 7 , what is the incentive for Trump here? There is nothing politically correct about inviting Russia back to G 7 , when this was supposed to be a meeting to discuss Russia ’s attacks on elections around the

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Trump is now engaged in a series of trade wars with numerous countries in Europe, North America, and Asia, which could impact the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars in goods, including automobiles, agricultural products, and technology. He wants Europe and Japan to lower tariffs on imports of automobiles. He wants China to buy more agriculture and energy products from the United States. He is pushing Mexican leaders for a range of changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and he wants that entire pact to expire after five years.

His view is that other countries have imposed unfair tariffs limiting U.S. imports for decades but the United States has unwittingly allowed those countries to bring low-cost goods into the United States, hurting U.S. companies and American workers.

Foreign leaders are aware of the shaky ground Trump is on when he levels these trade threats, as a growing number of congressional Republicans have expressed outrage and some are trying to intervene to strip his powers away. So far, Trump has held these lawmakers, including Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), at bay, but U.S. business groups – worried about the prospect of higher costs driven by Trump’s trade threats – are pushing Congress to act.

Trump is scheduled to meet with Macron and Trudeau on Friday, and then he will leave the G-7 summit early on Saturday, an unexpected schedule change that will pull him out of discussions on climate change.

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