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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:05 AM

France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

Like an annual holiday gathering where the main goal is to get through the day without a family explosion, one of France’s main objectives as host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit is to minimize the chances that President Trump will blow it up.

Subjects on which to tread lightly include some of the biggest problems the world’s major economies are facing — trade, the system of international rules that has ordered the democratic world for decades and climate change, according to U.S. and other G-7 officials.

Already, Trump has shaken up the schedule, calling at the last minute for a special meeting Sunday morning to discuss the global economy. Senior administration officials said he will contrast U.S. growth with Europe’s economic doldrums and press his pro-jobs and “fair” trade messages.

Trump planned to “frankly” discuss sticking points among G-7 nations including trade, a digital services tax and NATO spending obligations, the officials told reporters in a Thursday briefing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/france-tries-to-orchestrate-a-no-drama-g-7-summit-but-trump-is-the-x-factor/2019/08/22/342ab388-c4f6-11e9-b72f-b31dfaa77212_story.html

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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:15 AM

1. Has WH explained why they lied about the 500,000 jobs they added deceitfully?

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