• There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Why does Donald Trump want Vladimir Putin readmitted to the G7 summit, making it the G8? Here are a few thoughts:
    Russia was expelled from the G8 during Barack Obama's presidency, and Trump likes undoing whatever Obama did.
    But the bigger issue is this: Democratically elected leaders face domestic political constraints that make it difficult for them to flatter Trump in the way autocrats like Putin or China's Xi Jinping can do at a summit.
    Canada's Justin Trudeau and France's Emmanuel Macron have gotten more publicly critical of Trump in recent days. This is a preview of the very...
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