Tag Archives: G7

Canada And UK Oppose Trump Plan For Russia In G7

Politico reports: Justin Trudeau says inviting Russia back to the G-7 table would be unacceptable, even as Donald Trump plans to open the 2020 summit’s doors to Vladimir Putin. The U.S. president proposed Saturday to expand the group by adding four non-member nations, including Russia. The other countries on Trump’s longer invitee list were India, Australia and South Korea. The …

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Merkel Rejects Trump’s Invitation To Attend G7 Summit

Politico Europe reports: Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G7 summit, which the U.S. president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis. “The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of …

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Trump Cancels G7 Summit, Leaders Will Teleconference

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump will cancel an in-person meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in June because of the coronavirus and will hold a video-conference instead, the White House said on Thursday. The decision comes as nations around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the virus’ spread. Trump held a video-conference with the leaders …

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Secret Service Docs Show Trump Lied About G7 Search

From with government watchdog group CREW: CREW received records from the United States Secret Service that, along with emails from Doral city officials, undermine President Trump’s dubious claim that members of the Secret Service wanted the 2020 G-7 Summit to be hosted at Trump’s Doral resort in Miami. The reality appears to be quite different, with the Secret Service instead …

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Dems To File Emoluments Brief Over Trump’s G7 Pick

The Miami Herald reports: Congressional Democrats will file a legal brief in federal court on Tuesday asserting that President Trump’s promotion of his Doral resort for the G-7 summit was further evidence he has violated the Emoluments Clause, despite his decision to reverse course. The initial announcement last week — from Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, as he …

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Trump Reversed On Doral/G7 After GOP Blowback

The Washington Post reports: President Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency. In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told …

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Trump Withdraws Doral As G7 Summit Location

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced abruptly Saturday night that he would no longer host next year’s Group of Seven summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida, bowing to criticism for having selected his own property as the venue for a major diplomatic event. Trump was buffeted by two straight days of allegations of self-dealing and …

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Dems Intro “THUG Act” To Block G7/Doral Funding

The Hill reports: Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would block federal funding for next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral Miami. Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that the …

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Rubio “Selfishly” Thrilled To Have G7 At Trump Resort

The Floridian reports: Florida Senator Marco Rubio is one of the Republicans elated that the G7 will be held in his own back yard. Rubio, whose senate office is located no more than 50 yards from the entrance of Trump Doral National, told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis that he thought is was “great” the event was being held in Miami. …

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Mulvaney: Next G7 Meeting Will Be At Trump’s Resort

NPR reports: Next year’s G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world’s biggest economies will take place at a President Trump’s Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday. “We used a lot of the same criteria used by past administrations,” Mulvaney said. He later said it was almost as though …

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Live Video: Trump Holds Joint Presser From G7 Summit

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday at the conclusion of the G7 summit in France, the White House said on Sunday. The session will take place in Biarritz at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT), following the G7 closing session, the White House said in its daily press …

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Trump Blows Off G7 Meetings On Climate, Amazon

Forbes reports: U.S. President Donald Trump did not show up for a workshop on environmental issues at the G7 Summit here today, but French President Emmanuel Macron said it came as no surprise. “When it comes to the Paris Agreement, we know his position, it has always been clear, and it is not an objective of the French presidency to …

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Trump Wants To Hold G7 Summit At His Golf Resort

Florida Politics reports: With the U.S. set to play host for next year’s G7 meeting of world leaders, the Donald Trump administration is considering using Trump National Doral to host the event. As President, Trump has utilized his properties in an unprecedented manner. While Trump resigned from the Trump Organization prior to being inaugurated, his family still controls the trust …

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REPORT: Trump Tossed Starburst Candy To Merkel At G7 Summit, Said “Don’t Say I Never Give You Anything”

Newsweek reports: During his controversial meeting with leaders of the G-7 less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump allegedly threw two pieces of Starburst candies on the table in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying “Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.” The exchange, described on CBS News by Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, sheds further …

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CANADA: Parliament Unanimously Condemns Attacks On Justin Trudeau By Trump And White House Officials

Reuters reports: Canada’s House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally. Lawmakers gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminum, hit by U.S. tariffs, as well as the …

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GOP Senator: Trump’s Attacks On Allies Are Like Fights With A Spouse, You Say Things You Wish You Hadn’t

“Have you ever had a fight with your spouse? And in that fight, you just make the decision, OK things were said that we wish were not but there’s an underlying issue that has to be addressed. Now you put this aside and hope it never happens again but you begin to address the issue. I think we as a …

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Angela Merkel: Trump’s Behavior Is Depressing [VIDEO]

Politico reports: At the end of a long weekend of rhetorical salvos over the G7 summit’s chaotic ending, German Chancellor Angela Merkel added her voice to the chorus, saying she found Donald Trump’s actions “sobering and a bit depressing,” while calling for more civility in international exchanges. “The situation isn’t very nice,” Merkel told German public television in a lengthy …

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G7 Nations Blast Trump’s “Ad Hominem” Attacks

Talking Points Memo reports: Fellow G7 members responded harshly to President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a previously agreed-upon joint statement authored by all seven nations at a summit this weekend, with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Sunday pointedly condemning Trump and his advisers’ “ad hominem attacks.” “We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments. We will …

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Putin Celebrates Trump’s Call For Russia’s G7 Return

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that he’s happy to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit and welcomed Trump’s call to bring Moscow back into the G7 group of leading industrialized nations. “It wasn’t us who left,” he said. “Colleagues refused to come to Russia on well-known grounds. …

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Glorious Leader Calls Justin Trudeau A Liar

CBS News reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he told President Trump he will go through retaliatory tariffs after Mr. Trump’s decision not to exempt allies such as Canada from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Although Mr. Trump signed onto the communique for the G-7 summit, he tweeted afterward that he had instructed representatives “not to endorse” it …

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