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No surprise that Donald Trump is a no-show at G7 climate meeting

Donald Trump Is Reportedly Skipping The G7 Climate Meeting & It’s No Surprise, Elite Daily By Hannah Golden 9 June 18,  The annual Group of 7 (G7) summit of world leaders was just kicking off on Friday afternoon, but for the U.S. president, the conference will be cut short. President Donald Trump is reportedly skipping the G7 climate meetings, the White House announced, per CNN. The announcement came Thursday amid a contentious series of exchanges on trade with his foreign counterparts on Twitter.

The summit — this year held in Canada — begins June 8 and continues through the weekend. This year’s program includes working sessions on oceans, climate change, and clean energy.

The G7 summits began in the 1970s as an informal meeting of the world’s most advanced economies to discuss issues facing them. The U.S. has always been a central fixture in the event, making the president’s decision to forego the meetings a notable one.

Trump reportedly pulled out of the climate meeting following a day of salty Twitter exchanges with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be,” tweeted Macron on June 7, referring to recent international policy moves by Trump. “Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true international force.”

That Trump decided to leave his international counterparts high and dry on the meeting is no surprise. Just over a year ago, the president pulled out of the international Paris climate accord, setting off a wave of criticism and straining diplomatic leverage. Trump also formally left the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also called the Iran nuclear deal, in May.

Washington Post economic policy reporter Damian Paletta summed up Trump’s drama with world leaders in advance of the summit, showing that it was already making out to be a tense affair……..

……..Trump will be leaving early Saturday prior to the climate portion, CNN reports, and an aide is said to be filling in for him at the meetings.https://www.elitedaily.com/p/donald-trump-is-reportedly-skipping-the-g7-climate-meeting-its-no-surprise-9343750

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June 9, 2018 - Posted by | climate change, politics international, USA

1 Comment »

  1. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/07/yellowstone-trump-administration-dan-wenk

    Yellowstone National Park superintendent forced out for preserving Bison and other wildlife at yellowstoneZinke has massacred bison there and much wl in alaska. What kind of puss brained evil bastard criminal besides trumpo, zinke , pruitt would even come up with this kind of evil shit?

    Comment by Ken | June 9, 2018 | Reply


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