An interesting perspective by Sonam Sheth in Business Insider arguing principally that Trump proved to be Putin’s Puppet at the Group of Seven (G-7) meeting this year in France, making absent Russia the summit’s victor.
The prevailing takeaway from this year’s G7 summit was that it resulted in little progress on many of the most pressing problems the global community faces.
At the conclusion of the meeting, members agreed to endorse just a one-page document, and the summit ended with no tangible commitment on issues like Iran, global warming, and trade.
But there was one country that came away from the summit with significant gains: Russia. That’s thanks to President Donald Trump, who lawmakers and experts say behaved more like Putin’s ambassador than as the US president.
Trump’s defense of Putin was all the more noteworthy given that Russia isn’t even in the G7. It was booted from the group – known as the G8 at the time – in 2014 after it violated international law by annexing Crimea from Ukraine.
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