“Better To Have Russia Inside Tent Than Outside,” President Trump Supported Valdimir Putin At G7 Summit
The United States President Doanld Trump has restricted days of approval on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin by announcing that he intended to invite the top leaders to the Group of Seven Summit in 2020, which President Trump will host an election amid warnings that Russia is trying to interfere again in the 2020 United States Presidential Election.
It has soften Russia’s potential and pariah status to bring it back into an elite club of some of the most significant industrialized countries, which lent President Putin prized international legitimacy during the 14-years he attended. Russia was strengthened after its 2014 Annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, reduced the Group of Eight by a member.
On Monday, President Trump was quoted saying at a news conference, “I think it would better to have Russia inside the tent than outside the tent.”
His extraordinary promotion of President Putin has proved to be the most tense dispute over 3-days of controversial meetings at G7 Summit in France’s Biarritz. President Trump further wishes to restore legitimacy of Russia was continuing his long-standing role as the Russian President apologist and cheerleader, and it was simply received by other top leaders at the gathering.
In 2014, the US and other G7 Summit members have jointly declared Russian annexation of Crimea a violation of International Law. But President Trump has blamed the Crimea Crisis on former United States President Barack Obama, not Vladimir Putin and reported that Obama was determined to eliminate Russia out of the G7 Summit as it was “very embarrassing to him.”
“President Obama was pure and simply outsmarted,” President Trump said that “they took Crimea during his term. That was not a good thing. It could have been stopped, it could have been stopped with the right, whatever. It could have been stopped, but President Obama was unable to stop it, and it’s too bad.”
As host of the 2020 G7 Summit, President Trump could unilaterally invited the Russian President or any other foreign leaders as a ‘special guest’, just as the French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Biarritz. President Trump claims to invite President Putin, and even expressed his concern for the awkwardness the Russian President might feel over his expel.
“Would I invite him? I would certainly invite him,” President Trump told sources. “Whether or not he could come, psychologically, I think that’s a tough thing for him to do,” he continued that President Putin is “a proud person” and that it would be hard for him to return to the gathering if he were not fully greeted by the other leaders at the meeting.
However, Russian officials didn’t immediately commented at his statement.
“Russia does not reject any communication formats, but is not going to push its participation on anyone,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
Since 2014, President Putin didn’t took any step to repent for seizing Crimea, nor did he abide by the pre-conditions developed by the G7 Summit members for readmission of Russia, which consists of de-escalating the conflict over Crimea and respecting the sovereignty of Ukraine.
Russia has continued its aggression in Ukraine. It has further supported Bashar Assad in the Syrian Civil War, including the slaughter of civilians, interfered in 2016 United States Election to aid Donald Trump to win, a violation of laws and was charged by Britain in 2018 of killing a former Russian spy along with his daughter as the spy had switched loyalty to the West.
A Russia Expert at Georgetown University, Angela Stent was quoted saying, “To invite Russia back into the G-7, since Russia has fulfilled none of the preconditions laid down in 2014, is essentially saying that Russia has gotten away with what it did in Ukraine and is not going to suffer all the consequences.” Angela recently wrote Putin’s World, which narrates his foreign policy.
At the G7 Summit, President Trump has accentuated every public appearance with his wish to bring Vladimir Putin back to the meeting in the following years.
European Council President Donald Tusk told sources, “One year ago, in Canada, President Trump suggested reinviting Russia to the G-7, stating openly that Crimea’s annexation by Russia was partially justified. And that we should accept this fact. Under no condition can we agree with this logic.”
“When Russia was invited to the G-7 for the first time, it was believed that it would pursue the path of liberal democracy, the rule of law, and human rights,” Tusk added, “Is there anyone among us who can say with full conviction, not out of business calculation, that Russia is on that path?”