Trump Turns Hosting the G-7 Into Another Failed Sideshow

President Donald Trump takes questions at a press conference during the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 26, 2019 (AP photo by Markus Schreiber).
President Donald Trump takes questions at a press conference during the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 26, 2019 (AP photo by Markus Schreiber).
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Long before the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump’s ideas for hosting this year’s summit of the Group of Seven in the United States had created turmoil and controversy. His plans have only gotten more disruptive and divisive in recent days. The meeting of the club of major industrialized nations was supposed to happen on June 10, but the guest list, date and format of the summit are all still undecided. Instead of a showcase for the president and the country, America’s turn to hold the annual gathering of the G-7 has so far turned into another series […]

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