Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/01/09/white-house-confirms-trump-to-attend-davos-gathering-synonymous-with-wealth-and-power/?utm_term=.2f9e25bfb501

President Trump will address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this month, the White House said Tuesday, a startling decision that will bring the unorthodox U.S. leader face to face with global elites who have been Trump’s fierce critics and frequent foils.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will use the forum to talk about his “America First” worldview. Trump has described the approach as the sensible prioritizing of American interests over those of other nations. His critics inside the United States and abroad call it a retreat from an American global leadership based on democratic principles.

“He welcomes the opportunity to go there and advance his America First agenda with world leaders,” Sanders told reporters.

She said details of the president’s attendance at the Jan. 23-to-26 gathering are being worked out, and it is not yet clear whether he will hold separate meetings with world leaders there. He does not expect to visit any other countries apart from Switzerland, Sanders said.

The surprise engagement, first reported by the New York Times, will place Trump among many of the world’s richest and most influential leaders in government, business and foreign policy.

Trump would be the first U.S. leader since President Bill Clinton to attend the Davos meeting. Its picturesque location in the Swiss Alps has long attracted some of the world’s wealthiest financiers, but it is also seen as a posh opportunity for leaders to interact with the world’s economic elite.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the Davos meeting in 2017, a first for a Chinese leader. Xi’s speech was praised as statesmanlike and a counterpoint to Trump’s criticism of international bodies and collective decision-making. Sanders said Xi’s attendance last year was not a factor in Trump’s decision to attend now.

The Davos announcement comes as Trump faces crucial decisions about where to take his economic agenda in the second year of his presidency. The $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package Congress passed last month has just gone into effect, something that he has promised will lead to an expansion of the U.S. economy and higher wages. But he is also mulling a number of controversial trade decisions, including whether to rework or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a potential move that has many world leaders on edge.

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“a startling decision that will bring the unorthodox U.S. leader face to face with global elites who have been Trump’s fierce critics and frequent foils.”

“startling”

not really..

“Trump would be the first U.S. leader since President Bill Clinton to attend the Davos meeting.”

cant wait for some of the images that will come out..

401

~ by seeker401 on January 16, 2018.

One Response to “Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland”

  1. all LUCIFERIANS looking at PrezTrump priceless
    btw for a taste watch April-18-2016-Hyatt-nyc Trump calling-THEY too

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