Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump further broke ranks with Group of Seven allies Friday, calling for Russian expulsion from the bloc to end.

Departing the White House for a fractious summit with European, Canadian and Japanese leaders, Trump said their decision to remove Russia from the group of the world’s most advanced economies after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine should be reversed.

“I have been Russia’s worst nightmare,” Trump claimed, “but with that being said, Russia should be in this meeting.”