Can­cels Davos trip due to shut­down

DNA (Delhi) - - WORLD -

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.

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