Mnuchin defends Trump's planned Davos trip: It's not 'a hangout for globalists'

Mnuchin defends Trump's planned Davos trip: It's not 'a hangout for globalists'

Donald trump is going to take part in the world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, which will be held from 23 to 26 January.

Trump, who is likely to advance his "America First" agenda with world leaders at this year's WEF, would be the first sitting United States president to attend the high-profile summit since Bill Clinton in 2000.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will go with Trump, the people said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be this year's keynote speaker, the first time an Indian premier has attended Davos since 1997.

"I don't think it is a hangout for globalists", Mnuchin insisted.

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"US President Donald Trump stands for racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, misogyny, warmongering, climate denial, attacks on human rights and a policy that deepens poverty and inequality", the petition says. "What we know is that the economy that's good for the U.S.is good for the rest of the world", the Treasury secretary added.

The U.S. typically sends a high-ranking delegation to the meeting of government and business leaders.

He says he and other administration officials have no interest in "rubbing elbows" with the other attendees.

"The president welcomes opportunities to advance his America First agenda with world leaders", Sanders said.

"I expect the president will talk about trade, reciprocal, free, fair trade", Sanders said. "We have obviously been very clear with the Chinese on the issue that we have with the trade deficit, making sure that USA companies can compete fairly".

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