Trump was speaking to reporters on Air Force One as he was returning to Washington from Cape Canavera, Florida. Trump said the G-7 in its current format is a bunch of outdated countries.
“As a G-7, I postpone this because I don’t think it represents the right thing to do in the world,” Trump said.
Trump’s decision is a dramatic turning point. Trump has postponed the summit dramatically as Washington sought to host large industrialized nations in the wake of the Corona pestilence and the return of the US to normalcy.
The G7 is comprised of the US, Italy, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she has rejected Trump’s invitation to attend the summit.
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