Donald Trump is making no effort to hide his standing behind the Russian President against his predecessor in office…
I guess Trump hates Obama that much, eh?
Oh, and Trump has invited the G-7 world leaders get together to be on HIS property in Florida ….
Which means that us taxpayers are gonna PAY Trump millions to host the meeting …
Donald Trump keeps pimping us taxpayers….
(And he can invite his guy Russian President Putin , who has been banned form meetings)
President Donald Trump on Monday used the global stage of the G-7 conference to assert former President Barack Obama was “outsmarted” and embarrassed by Russian President Vladimir Putin — a stinging rebuke of his predecessor before an international audience.
Answering reporters’ questions at a news conference in Biarritz, France, Trump claimed Obama moved to oust Russia from what was the Group of Eight after he reneged on a 2012 threat of military force against Syria for perpetrating chemical weapons attacks.
Trump alleged Obama was embarrassed when Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine — the official justification for Russia’s suspension from the G-8 in 2014.
“President Obama was not happy that this happened because it was embarrassing to him, right? It was very embarrassing to him, and he wanted Russia to be out of what was called the G-8,” Trump said. “And that was his determination. He was outsmarted by Putin. He was outsmarted.”
Spokespeople for Obama’s post-presidential office declined to comment on Trump’s statements.
U.S. presidents have historically worked to leave political squabbles at home while traveling abroad and generally have refrained from criticizing their predecessors so directly, especially while on foreign soil. But Trump has routinely broken from that norm, consistently using the spotlight of overseas trips to lash out at political foes and fuel longstanding feuds.
Trump also said he would consider inviting Putin to next year’s G-7 summit, which is scheduled to be held in the United States, remarking, “It would be better to have Russia inside the tent than outside the tent” and saying Russia’s involvement is “good for [the] security of the world.”…
President Donald Trump on Monday strongly pushed the idea of holding next year’s G-7 summit at his Doral resort in Miami, as he used the world stage to deliver an infomercial for his property twice in one day.
Trump said during a news conference at the end of this year’s summit in the south of France that Doral would make a prime location because of its proximity to the airport.
The president confirmed reports that he was eyeing the Miami property when it’s his turn to host world leaders and their entourages for the annual gathering next year, but cautioned that no final decision has been made….
Asked why he continued to falsely blame Obama for the annexation of Crimea, as he did almost a dozen times Monday, the president suggested that he knew the black journalist asking the question, Yamiche Alcindor of PBS News, had an ulterior motive. “I know you like President Obama,” he said, without saying how he knew that.
“I’m not blaming him,” he said, before blaming him extensively because “a lot of bad things happened.”….