President Trump Cancels Davos Trip
Shutdown impasse shows no end in sight
President Trump on Thursday canceled his planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, and the World Economic Forum, citing the prolonged government shutdown.
“Because of [lawmakers’] intransigence on border security and the great importance of safety for our Nation, I am respectfully canceling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland,” he tweeted.
The president also offered his “warmest regards and apologies” to the organizers of the gathering of world leaders that begins on January 12 and lasts for three days.
“I intended to go and speak in front of the world financial community in Davos. … But if the shutdown continues,…I won’t go.”
Others are expected to attend: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
- That there might be a rapid end to the government shutdown that would allow President Trump to attend at least a portion of the meeting in Davos.
For the U.S. delegation who will be representing America’s interests and the president at the World Economic Forum.