Trump postpones G7, proposes to expand group to four additional nations

Trump postpones G7, proposes to expand group to four additional nations
Power seat. A sidebar discussion at the G7 meeting in Quebec, June 2018. (Image via Twitter: Steffen Seibert; photographer Jesco Denzel)

[Ed. – Interesting, as usual. Not sure why Brazil would be excluded.  What alignments Trump wants to promote will probably require some divination for the time being.  Eyeing a timeframe around the UNGA gathering is informative, at any rate.]

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group’s expansion.

Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned to Washington from Florida that he feels the current makeup of the group is “very outdated” and doesn’t properly represent “what’s going on in the world.”

He said he had not yet set a new date for the meeting, but thought the gathering could take place in September, around the time of the annual meeting of the United Nations in New York, or perhaps after the U.S. election in November.

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