Taormina Summit – G7 Meeting in Taormina, Sicily…

The G7 is a financial-centric group of world leaders from seven countries which expanded to include the interests of the European Union:  The United States – President Trump; the UK – Prime Minister Theresa May; France – President Emmanuel Macron; Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel; Japan – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and Italy – Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni make up the central nations.

The European Union is additionally represented by Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

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91 Responses to Taormina Summit – G7 Meeting in Taormina, Sicily…

  1. mcclainra says:

    The LION strikes while the iron/issue is HOT!! MAGA POTUS!

    “As one headline read, “Trump talks terrorism while Europe shouts ‘Climate!’” In this shouting match, however, the U.S. President has definitely gotten the upper hand.

    Reality has imposed itself, as a major jihadist attack last Monday in Manchester, England, claimed the lives of 22 persons and gunmen massacred some 26 Coptic Christians Friday morning south of Cairo Egypt. The latter attack coincided with the first day of Ramadan, the holiest season in the Islamic calendar.

    While the phantasm of global warming hovers over the misty horizon, the reality of repeated slaughters of innocent men, women and children by terrorists inspired by Islamist ideology is an elephant that insists on being recognized.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/26/at-g7-trump-diverts-agenda-away-from-climate-and-toward-islamist-terrorism/

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    • sunnydaysall says:

      Our President is definitely the “Lion” in the room! A Lion in a room full of jackals…

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      • chojun says:

        More like lemmings. The US has been exporting Globalism to Europe for almost 30 years now and Europe has been more than happy to blindly follow and reap the benefits of the US essentially outsourcing its economy to the rest of the developed world. We’ve been paying for their lavish social programs and have been supporting their ensuing social problems as well.

        Now that there’s been a change of guard the European member states will have no choice but to renew their focus on domestic economic development.

        As an example, we Americans sure do love our Audis and BMWs and poor Ms. Merkel will presently be in a tough spot because of it.

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      • Iam An American says:

        Come on please, do not insult the jackals.

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        • Minnie says:

          Indeed!

          And let me be clear, if the court’s decision to strike down the proposed Travel Ban EO backfires and (God forbid) one hair on one Americans head is harmed due to filthy Losers, there WILL be hell to pay!!

          Pray unceasingly 🙏

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        • sunnydaysall says:

          Oh, so sorry, and you are so correct… But that leaves me nothing lower to compare them to… I guess they are just so offensive that they offend everything on the planet!
          That works for me! 🙂

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Loved this last paragraph in the article referenced by mcclainra above:

        Throughout the day’s meetings in Taormina, Sicily, President Trump seemed eminently comfortable with his role as world leader and agenda-setter, one which his fellow heads-of-state appeared ill-equipped to counter.

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      • Bendix says:

        What do we know about this Gary Cohn, who is claiming that Donald is ‘evolving’ on the Paris climate agreement?
        How does this stuff happen?
        I want NO part of that cohn job.

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        • sunnydaysall says:

          Just a fake news jab possibly started by Breitbart! They praise Trump out of one side of their mouths and then “thump” him with the other… Cohn is a Preibus/republican party “pick” anyway… And this is exactly what he said, without the spin!

          “Cohn said that Trump had several discussions about the climate agreement with global leaders, many of which had worked on the plan to combat climate change for many years. If he were standing here, he would tell you that he feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today”!! ~

          Trump will listen but will ultimately make up his own mind! I believe his decision will be centered around the American economy and the American people!

          Gary D. Cohn (born August 27, 1960) is an American investment banker and political figure. He is the chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump and Director of the National Economic Council. He was formerly the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2017. Cohn is a registered Democrat, but has donated extensively to Republican politicians as well…

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    • sundance says:

      Is it any wonder why Angela Merkel is gay?

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    • NJF says:

      Happy Ramadan!

      /s

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  2. Concerned Virginian says:

    OK, what’s up with Trudeau fils’ hands on Abe’s and Macron’s shoulders? And his “frat-boy” grin?
    And how obvious it is that President Trump is the only REAL ADULT in the group?

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  3. winky says:

    Nearly everytime Merkel is posing for a photo…she has that CREEPY hand gesture…..never seen a picture of her without it….Just CREEPY and what does it mean?

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  4. yy4u says:

    Is this the place to post how furious I am that Theresa May would take to the microphone to complain about intelligent leaks and threaten not to share? If not, ad rem please remove. But I’m boiling. First of all, this is no “Iron Lady” ala Thatcher. This is a tin crackpot. First. Twice now in the last three months (3/22/17 and 5/22/17) Brits have been slaughtered by Muslim fanatics and what does May do? Take to the microphones to declare her empathy, sympathy and all the other pathies in her well coiffed body. Why not do something lady? And, by the way, does the 22 of a month have any significance for either Britain or ISIS. There have been three attacks on the Brit homeland on the 22nd of a month (3/22/13 – two Muslims hacked a Brit soldier to death).

    And for this daisy to chastise POTUS for “leaking” intelligence when anyone not on life support has to know the leaks weren’t to damage Britain but rather POTUS. Threaten not to share intelligence with us? Go such an egg, Mrs. May. That works two ways, you know, and I’m sure you get more than you give. And, by the way, wasn’t it Britain that was spying on POTUS during the transition and sharing THEIR intelligence (faulty it seems) so it could be leaked to the same “news” papers now leaking Brit. Intelligence. Frankly, I’m sick of European leaders. The people are probably as fed up with these daisies as we are with our leaders prior to POTUS.

    There. Rant over.

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    • abstain says:

      That’s, go suck and egg.

      Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      May should be apologizing to President Trump for her sex-crazed MI 6 retiree and hit-man Hannigan, definitely.

      And I enjoyed your rant…thanks!

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    • Oldschool says:

      I love your spirited and dead on rant.

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    • Oldschool says:

      One more thing yy4, I think the real reason for her feigned outrage was to distract from the fact that this attack was totally preventable. They knew about this whole damn network and did NOTHING. Just like here, they MONITOR terrorists so as not to offend anyone. 22 deaths, acceptable loss. Blood is on their hands, but they have no conscience.

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    • Minnie says:

      Rant away yy4, many stand with you.

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    • Apfelcobbler says:

      Agreed – it was low hanging fruit she desperately clutched to distract Morrissey’s pithy observations. She gets the Honorary Pelosi Award, for the day. Anyone want her in the foxhole?

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    • I believe those US leaks in this particular case were to warn the perps of the massacre that the British were hot on their trail. The British investigators had a complex maneuver to carry out (in the UK and Libya), and did not want the enemy to know what they knew.

      Suddenly the info is splashed all over the NYT! “The Brits are on to you. Go to ground, NOW!”

      That’s how I see it anyway. That would explain the anger evidenced in the UK govt’s reaction. Plus sources and methods revealed. Really, people should be going to jail on this one.

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  5. Emily Summer says:

    How can any work be done with all the press distracting the members. The constant clicking of cameras would drive anyone crazy. Have one camera recording everything for distribution and kick everyone else out.

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  6. yy4u says:

    Is it just me or does anything else think maybe Merkel is a troll (not an Internet troll but one of the things that lives under bridges). WHERE does that woman get her clothes? Is Hillary Clinton her fashion consultant? And, by the way, Germany — the richest economy in Europe and the one that is lecturing to Greece about Greek financial impropriety — doesn’t pay it’s fair share to NATO while Greece, struggling as it is, DOES. Kind of puts a new perspective on NATO doesn’t it.

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  7. yy4u says:

    Oh my goodness! Look at the photograph. Canada! You ought to be ashamed.

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    • WSB says:

      Ha, ha! I just noticed that Trudeau was trying to look like a big boy in the first photo and attempting to manhandle G5 and G6 in the other! LOL!

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    • sadsack says:

      We are ashamed but many of us are also afraid that Trudeau will destroy our country.
      He claims that Canada does not have a national identity. We are a true post national country. Scary !

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    • bpk1300 says:

      I am so embarrassed at the behaviour of Trudeau and he was blowing kisses when he was walking behind Oresident Trump. Face palm!!!

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  8. winky says:

    This is in Italian against a beautiful backdrop….conductor speaking Italian…best part you can See PTrump and FL Melania….beautiful

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  9. daizeez says:

    Trudeau and Macron look a bit out of place in these photos. Sort of like they should be sitting at the kids table at dinner.

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  10. calbear84 says:

    I’m praying that this trip wraps up safely and PDJT has a comfortable journey back across the pond!

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  11. Apfelcobbler says:

    Trudeau and his hairdo stroking – puke! Merkel needed a hankie, too bad Trump didn’t see that op.

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  12. mdt123 says:

    Let the new G7 be –
    USA
    UK
    Russia
    China
    India
    Saudi
    Mexico

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  13. calbear84 says:

    This is not Pat Nixon’s simple cloth coat!

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  14. chbailey says:

    The optics of the two EU flags on either end, giving the impression that all these nations are “within” the EU, is not to my liking. The one flag for the EU next to Canada would be appropriate, but the one next to U “Brexit” K not so much.

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    That was a little nerve reckoning for me to watch! Our Lion should not be walking the streets of Sicily or anywhere else with mobs of people all around him and on top of their buildings. I am just grateful that it is over and he is back inside that building kicking ass and taking names. The PM of Italy was right about the reputation that Sicily has throughout the world. It is the home of the original Mafia.

    http://www.history.com/topics/origins-of-the-mafia

    From the article linked above:

    The Mafia, a network of organized-crime groups based in Italy and America, evolved over centuries in Sicily, an island ruled until the mid-19th century by a long line of foreign invaders.

    My mom and dad were both born in Italy. Italians look down on Sicilians. They call them Mulatto.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto

    From the article linked above:

    Mulatto is a controversial term used to refer to persons born of one white parent and one black parent or to persons born of a mulatto parent or parents.

    The shame for mainland Italians today is that the Somalis have overrun Italy as they stand by welcoming in!

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    • Minnie says:

      It’s worse than that Fle, I had someone tell me to my face that Sicilians are from Africa (not that there’s anything wrong with that – well yeah, there is).

      Ignorance at a whole new level.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I also was very uncomfortable with President Trump meandering throughout the street. all these open spaces make me nervous. Glad it’s over.

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  16. Jennifer Kashani says:

    Wow what an idyllic venue for this meeting. That long walk seemed to be a challenge for our president’s security team. They had to look out in all directions! I almost feel like I have gone on this trip with President Trump – thank you so much for all of the videos and posts!!!

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  17. KBR says:

    I think it is wonderful how our President Trump has been able to lead in this G7 with turning it toward terrorism.

    After all, with 2EU, 1Germany, 1Italy, 1France, and UK1/2 (Brexit is NOT done!)= 5 1/2 EU

    All nations that are not part of EU are 1USA, 1Japan, 1/2UK and 1Canada=3 1/2 non-EU

    A bit out of balance, hmm?

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  18. Fe says:

    SMH at Sparkles brown shoes. Did he get dressed in the dark! Those shoes are so wrong lol.

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  19. Bendix says:

    What legitimate beef does this Macron character think he has with our president?
    Trudeau looks as if he thinks it’s really neato to be there.

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  20. Sunshine says:

    I looked at all the videos. I am Canadian.
    The little ”Fuc**r”. He’s always in selfie mode, just like the recent set-up pic of him in jogging shorts going by a wedding ceremony. His only power is in selfies.
    The TWIT waves his hand to the air, speaks to ‘air’, nobody listens to him nor wants to talk to him, nor be near him.
    Kumbayah Boy is out of his league.

    BTW: The American flag is the most beautiful of all flags, followed by the British flag.

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