G7's Return to Normal Is Illusion

Trump stranded the world in unfamiliar territory

Phillip T Stephens
Jun 16 · 3 min read
Trump remains a dormant virus in American diplomacy. (Original image Andrew Parsons )

American media devoted much of the weekend to the notion that President Biden’s G7 meeting was like returning home. While there’s little doubt his presence came as a relief, and signaled a return to normalcy, the fact remains that Trump’s damage to America’s foreign policy may be irreparable.