How can we have a meeting without Russia?

How can we have a meeting without Russia?

When Donnie Trump asked a gaggle of reporters last week, “Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?” no one answered.

It seemed like a whimsical query, akin to Pink Floyd asking, “How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

Mr. Trump’s advocacy for Russia seems a little odd, especially in the midst of what he calls a “witch hunt?”

A hunt, by the way that has unearthed at least 20 witches at this writing.

In the week leading up to the G7 (Group of Seven) meeting, many were starting to call it the G6 +1, since Trump was doing everything in his power to alienate the other 6.

Speaking to reporters before boarding his helicopter, Trump became extremely animated on the subject of Russia.

Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump said. “They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table. Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?

All very bizarre, although pretty clever the way he was able to say the name “Russia” so many times in one little blurt.

When he said, “It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run,” you have to wonder who he meant by “we.”  He and Putin, perhaps?

The G7 started as an informal gathering of six of the world’s major industrialized economies, all with democratically elected leaders. The meeting included the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, West Germany and Japan.

With the addition of Canada, the G7 was formed in 1976.

Following the breakup of the USSR (Soviet Union) and the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin was elected President of the Russian Soviet Federation Socialist Republic in 1993.

Yeltsin believed in a free market form of capitalism, much like the rest of the free world. Sadly, his administration was rife with corruption and he lost popularity.

Because of Yeltsin’s push toward capitalism, Russia was admitted to the G7 in 1998 at the behest of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.  By 1999 though, Yeltsin was out and Putin began is ascent.

Both Clinton and Blair now admit that sponsoring Russia’s inclusion in the G7 was a mistake.  The stunted Russian economy was far below the threshold for membership.

In 2014 Russia was booted from the G7 for annexing Crimea and invading Ukraine.  Since then, they have done nothing to change their posture as an aggressor nation.

For a country the size of Russia, they have a minuscule economy, not even as big as the State of California.  Between that, the whole oligarchy thing and the invading other nations thing,  the fact is that Russia has no place in the G7 and absolutely no right to be there.

On the plus side, they have gotten a president elected in a soon-to-be third world nation, the United States of America.

On his way to Singapore to meet with one of the world’s worst dictators, one he called, “honorable,” Donnie attacked six of America’s strongest allies, calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “very dishonest and weak.”

For whatever reason, Trump wants Russia admitted to a group for which it does not qualify, economically or politically.

Dismissing everything you might have heard from Sean Hannity, you have to ask yourself, “What the fuck does Putin have on Trump?”

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