World Leaders Plan Walkout During Trump's Davos Address

26 January, 2018, 02:57 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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A fawning female admirer grabbed Donald Trump's autograph while others longed to pelt him with fruit as the USA president Thursday strode enthusiastically into the Davos economic forum.

Trump said on foreign affairs, he and May had "the same ideas, the same ideals". Campax is a group of independent activists who say they are working toward "a fair and green economy and for a society that is founded on solidarity and compassion".

He said: "When I chose to come to Davos, I didn't think in terms of elitist or globalist, I thought in terms of lots of people that want to invest lots of money and they're all coming back to the United States, they're coming back to America".

Trump, never invited as a businessman, will be the first US president to attend Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite "globalists" he bashed in the 2016 election campaign.

Merkel's troubles began in September when elections left her short of a governing majority and in need of new coalition partners for a fourth term
World Leaders Plan Walkout During Trump's Davos Address

Meanwhile much-vaunted efforts to reach a bilateral trade deal are on hold until Britain actually leaves the EU. After gloating about his trip on Twitter, those who oppose the president [VIDEO]quickly gave him a reminder about how he is perceived in the United States and around the world.

Trump arrived ahead of schedule in Zurich and immediately boarded a helicopter for the flight to Davos and the World Economic Forum.

Trump will cap off his Davos visit with a speech in which he is expected to unapologetically discuss his "America First" policy agenda.

Trump's meeting with May will come just weeks after he cancelled a trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, blaming the Obama administration for selling the old building in the city for "peanuts". His appearance is aimed at luring foreign investment to the US and highlighting his "America first" economic agenda, despite its seeming odds with a forum that celebrates global cooperation and free trade.

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"Can we throw things?" asked one bystander, a middle-aged American woman in a purple jacket, peering from the staircase at the crowds awaiting Trump's arrival.

Many mentioned the corporate tax cuts that Trump pushed through the U.S. Congress late past year as a positive sign of growth and investment, according to a Reuters reporter who was present. "Keep your fingers crossed for me that we will have a new and stable government in Germany soon", she said.

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A former banker, Macron is a darling of Davos - the antithesis to Trump.

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May said the "special relationship" between the USA and the United Kingdom continues.

"For right across the long sweep of history from the invention of electricity to advent of factory production, time and again initially disquieting innovations have delivered previously unthinkable advances and we have found the way to make those changes work for all our people", the PM will say.

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