President Trump on Friday called for Russia to be reinstated to the group of leading industrial nations meeting at the G-7 summit in Quebec, saying the Kremlin “should be a part” of the talks.
“It doesn’t matter what you call it. It used to be G-8, now Russia is out,” Trump told reporters on Friday morning as he departed for Canada. “Why are we having a meeting without Russia? Would recommend Russia should be a part of it.”
Trump added: “Russia should be in this meeting. Whether you like it or not and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. G-7 threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in.”