On Friday at the G7 summit in Canada, President Trump told reporters that Russia, which was kicked out in 2014, should be involved in the meeting. “Russia should be in this meeting. Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?” questioned Trump. “The G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in.”
After its annexation of Crimea in 2014, the G8, led by Barack Obama, voted to kick Russia out of the group. The ostensible reason was the annexation, but the massive animosity toward Russia from the leadership of the Western powers goes much deeper. Russia stands as the greatest power in opposition to the globalist world order. Its defiance of Western “democracy” (read: acceptance of homosexuality, mass immigration, transgenderism, the destruction of tradition, and total deconstruction of society) makes Russia a target for the other G7 members. This is the reason the election hacking lie was created as well. Remember, not only has this conspiracy theory flooded the media in the US for almost two years, but European countries preemptively declared election meddling from Russia before their elections as well. Now Russia is drowning in sanctions. Its international pariah status comes from its refusal to bend the knee to the demonic ideology of Western liberalism.
This is why the other leaders reacted negatively to Trump’s suggestion (truth be told, they’d like to kick the US out for the duration of his presidency too). German Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately stated that all of the EU countries opposed Russia’s involvement. However, that contradicts a statement from new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who tweeted, “Russia should return to the G8. It is in everyone’s interest.” No doubt he heard from the other EU countries for stepping out of line.
The blowback stateside was even worse. Dying senator John McCain criticized Trump for showing “our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our allies.” Senator Ben Sasse issued a statement condemning Trump’s words and calling Putin a “thug.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries.” One wonders if by “our” Schumer means America or Israel.
Trump also insisted on changing trade deals with other G7 countries so that they work better for the US, causing friction with the other leaders. His approach was a disruption to a summit that typically functions as a globalist vacation getaway. Globalist institutions like the G7 are there in order to uphold the globo-homo order. With the most powerful country in the world going against the grain, it weakens the institutions which must ultimately be dismantled or remade in a way that protects Western Civilization instead of destroying it.