President Donald Trump whined that Russia had been kicked out of the G-7 meetings, and called for Russia to be reinstated.
Trump made his sometimes incoherent remarks on the White House lawn while preparing to board a helicopter.
He failed to mention that Russia was kicked out of the G-7, formerly the G-8, because of its illegal military intervention into the Ukraine. notes The New York Times:
Russia should be in this meeting. Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting? And I would recommend,— and it’s up to them, but Russia should be in the meeting, it should be a part of it.
You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and the G-7, which used to be the G-8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.