'If Shutdown Continues, I Won't Go' - Trump May Skip Davos

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 10, 2019

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he won't attend the World economic Forum this month in Davos, Switzerland, and blamed the decision on congressional Democrats who he says are responsible for prolonging a partial USA government shutdown.

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his upcoming trip to the annual worldwide conference at Davos, blaming the ongoing row in Washington over building wall on the border with Mexico.

The president had told reporters at the White House earlier on Thursday that he meant to speak at the forum but would not attend if the shutdown continued. That's still on, but if the shutdown continues ... Trump and Democrats are at an impasse over funding for Trump's proposed wall at the southern border. "We have a great story to tell", Trump told reporters before leaving the White House to visit Texas. The president wants Congress to approve $5.7 billion to help fulfill a campaign promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border that he insists is necessary to stem illegal migration.

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The partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day, could end by the meeting's Jan 22 start date.

China and the United States have agreed to a 90-day pause in implementing tariffs in order to hammer out a trade deal.

Trump's most recent talks with top Democrats Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night unravelled after the president walked out of the meeting.

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