U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that Russia be allowed back into the global group despite their continued occupation of Crimea.

Donald Trump says several other G7 states support the idea of reversing Moscow’s banishment from the exclusive international club, and claims that the previous administration “allowed Russia to take Crimea.”

“I would say that the G8 is a more meaningful group than the G7, absolutely,” Trump said during an impromptu press conference at the summit.

He also blamed former U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia’s move into that nation.

“You’ll have to ask Obama, because he was the one that let Crimea get away” he said when asked about the annexation. “He allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude.” “I think it would be an asset to have Russia back in,” Trump said. “I think it would be good for the world. I think it would be good for Russia. I think it would be good the United States. I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7. I think the G8 would be better.”


Later, Trump was pressed on whether he recognizes Crimea as a part of Russia, which none of the G7 states currently do.

“Crimea was let go during the Obama administration. He allowed Russia to take Crimea. I might have had a different attitude. But you have to ask that question to President Obama,” Trump said.

Depicting the issue as a question of the past, Trump also noted that Moscow “has spent a lot of money” on the region in the past four years.

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