Cancels Davos trip due to shutdown
Washington: US President Trump has cancelled his planned trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, citing the “intransigence” of the Democrats on his funding request to build a controversial wall along the USMexico border.
Trump was scheduled to attend the five-day Davos Summit which will begin from January 21.
“I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum,” Trump tweeted.
Earlier, Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a visit to the southern border in Texas that he will skip the annual meeting of the WEF at Davos in Switzerland if the ongoing partial shutdown of the government continues.
“I intended to go and speak in front of the international community in Davos. That’s still on, but if the shutdown continues, I won’t go,” he had said.
Later, he tweeted to cancel his Davos trip.