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Krauthammer’s Take: Putin Is the ‘Big Winner’ of the G7 Summit


The big story about the G7 meeting that took place in Brussels this past week has not been the group of eight wealthy nations itself, but rather “the guy who was kicked out,” says Charles Krauthammer. 

Russia, the country that was not invited to this year’s summit after being added to the group in the 1990s, is “the big winner here,” Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report. 

Despite the fact that President Obama “has been boasting about how diplomatically isolated” Putin is, Krauthammer said, the president of Russia was invited to the Normandy ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in France, the state dinner, and private dinners with both the president of France and the prime minister of Great Britain.

Krauthammer explained that France is also insisting fulfilling contracts to sell two helicopter carriers to Russia and training the Russians in their use. “That’s a hell of an isolation,” he said. 



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