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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, surrounded by other G-7 leaders, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G-7 summit, La Malbaie, Canada, June 9, 2018 (Photo by Jesco Denzel for German Federal Government via AP).

Trump Isn’t the First U.S. President to Have Marginalized the G-7

Monday, June 11, 2018

Should we really be shocked, or even mildly surprised, when an upstart American president upsets the Group of Seven industrialized nations and suggests non-Western powers should enter the club?

President Donald Trump trashed this weekend’s G-7 summit by not only bad-mouthing his counterparts over trade, singling out the Canadian hosts for extra bile, but also arguing that Russia should rejoin the group just four years after it was expelled over the Ukrainian war. Other G-7 leaders were distinctly unamused. ...

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