President Trump plans to attend Davos gathering

10 January, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • U.S. President Donald Trump in the tunnel before going on field prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes Benz Stadium

Free trade is especially popular among Davos attendees.

Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House to depart by Marine One, in Washington, DC, USA, 16 June 2017. Onetime Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci also appeared in a panel at Davos previous year.

The theme of this year's Davos conference, which will take place from January 23-26, is to examine the causes of and solutions for political, economic and social fractures in society.

Sanders said that Trump would defend his agenda while participating in the forum of global elites.


President Trump will attend the World Economic Forum, a gathering of leaders, bankers and economists in Switzerland later this month, the White House says.

Chinese President Xi Jinping participated in the conference previous year. He withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between Pacific Rim countries, and pulled out of the Paris climate accord, a commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

It is rare for American presidents to attend. Ronald Reagan spoke to the forum via satellite as president, but Bill Clinton was the first to attend the summit in person who he traveled to Switzerland in 2000. President George Bush, both father, and son, never came to the village in the Swiss mountains, and President Barack Obama also never appeared at the conference.

In an interview on Monday prior to the announcement, Harvard University professor Ken Rogoff identified Trump as a risk to the economic expansion.

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