Donald Trump screwed up the G7 Summit in almost every way possible, from offending several world leaders (who are also our allies) to not being able to show up on time for main events. What happened after Trump left the summit was even worse, as Trump blasted his G7 colleagues on Twitter as soon as he could hide behind the little screen of his phone.
Trump’s behavior was psychotic and disturbing — but things are about to get worse as more information about the summit is released. Americans and our allies are still not over the shock that Trump practically begged for Russia to be invited back into the group of world leaders. Russia had been kicked out of the G8 in 2014, over the invasion and annexation of Crimea — a detail that Trump doesn’t seem to care about. He doesn’t even care that Putin shot down a passenger plane over Ukraine during that conflict, killing nearly 300 innocent civilians.
Not only was Trump defending Russia and making a case for Russian president Vladimir Putin to be welcomed back, but Trump actually resorted to using Putin’s exact talking points.
According to BuzzFeed News, a source has reported that Trump “told G7 leaders that Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian.” That’s the exact argument that Putin has been using to justify for Crimea’s annexation. If that doesn’t seem suspicious, I don’t know what will.
This is extremely bizarre behavior, especially from a man who is under investigation due to Russian meddling connected to his own presidential campaign. This is just not normal. Even before the summit, Trump was making a case for Putin. Trump had argued:
They threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”
After Trump’s behavior at the G7 Summit, everyone has been wondering what Putin has on Trump to make him remain so loyal to a country that is clearly a threat to America. Trump’s loyalty to Putin is extremely concerning and needs to be dealt with — immediately.
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