National Security Adviser O’Brien previews G7 summit in Washington, D.C. by end of June

National Security Adviser O’Brien previews G7 summit in Washington, D.C. by end of June
Not the Marvel superheroes. G7 meeting, Charlevoix, Quebex, Canada, Jun 2018. (Image: Govt of Canada via Twitter)

[Ed. – We’ve seen enough from the coronavirus now to know – as we didn’t three months ago – that this can be done safely.  It will be interesting to see if everyone agrees to come. Why China is still in the G7 beats the heck out of me.]

The Trump administration is welcoming G7 leaders to attend the summit in Washington, D.C. at the end of June even as the nation’s capital is considered to have the highest positivity rate for COVID-19 in the nation, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

When asked whether all G-7 leaders agreed to come to Washington and whether it is advisable to do that, O’Brien said, “The G-7 summit, if it happens in person – and we think it will – will take place at the end of June. So we’re– I think we’re getting very close to the peak, if we’re not at the peak already in Washington and if the situation permits it – and we think it will – we’d love to have the G-7 in person.

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