Trump stirs controversy in Canada

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June 8, 2018 - 11:00 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, is greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau outside the Hotel Fairmont Le Manoir Friday in Quebec, Canada for the G-7 Summit. Michael Kappeler/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into a summit of major industrialized nations on Friday for contentious trade talks, injecting fresh drama into an already tense meeting by calling for the reinstatement of Russia, which was ousted for its annexation of Crimea.

Trump made the comment at the White House Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over U.S. trade practices.

“Why are we having a meeting without Russia in the meeting?” Trump asked. “They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

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