During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, political analyst Paul Begala slammed President Trump for his latest foreign affairs actions on Friday.
On his way to the Group of 7 summit taking place in Charlevoix, Canada, President Trump told reporters that Russia should be reinstated to G7 on Friday.
“Russia should be in this meeting,” President Trump told reporters. “They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”
Begala said it was “madness” that President Trump would invite Russia into the G7 and bashed him for putting tougher tariffs on Canada.
“Right now, they are our best customers and we have gone to economic war against our best customers and our best national security allies. It makes no sense,” Begala said. “He is saying that Canada and the European community are a national security threat to America. That is the legal requirement to impose these tariffs. It is madness. It is bad business. It is bad national security.”
Begala continued: “there is no good explanation for it. There is one really bad one. And that is, he has some peculiar affection for Putin. They committed an act of war against the United States of America, and have not been punished. There is no good reason. And there is a lot of speculation that Vladimir Putin’s got something on Donald Trump and — Mr. Trump is sure acting like it.”