I am very much looking forward to seeing the absurd fireworks destined to go off at this meeting! This will be Boris Johnson's first such meeting and he and DJT could either ratchet up each others nuttiness or throw daggers at one another; that remains to be seen. I imagine the other leaders will try to ignore him and of course not take anything he says at face value. He has no power to lead them. He has done everything possible to weaken the group's power and standing. I hope they send him packing and humiliate him in the process. He might take his toys and go home! Make American great again, indeed!
Trump heading to G-7 summit after insulting allied world leaders
As President Trump departs for France to represent the U.S. at the G-7 summit of world leaders, the memories of the insults he has leveled against key U.S. allies will still be fresh, and he'll be interacting with some of those same leaders over the next few days.
In recent weeks, the president has lashed out at some of the United States' steadfast friends, while offering glowing words for strongmen like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin. In recent days, Mr. Trump has revived his suggestion that Russia should be reinstated into the group of seven leaders of major advanced economies, blaming former President Obama for allowing Russia to annex Crimea. Mr. Trump sometimes suggests America's friends treat her worse than her enemies, particularly on trade, a worldview and approach to international politics that critics say sends the wrong signal to a watching world.
"Our allies take advantage of us far greater than our enemies," the president told his audience at a manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania earlier this month.