- Donald Trump has now canceled his participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos for the entire US delegation.
- Thus, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin and Minister of Economic Affairs Wilbur Ross will not participate in the WEF this year.
- The reason for the absence was the dispute over the US budget with the partial recession of the government, he said.
Following President Donald Trump's rejection, the US government will not send a delegation to Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Arrest as a reason for refusal
The reason is the US budget dispute with a partial government stalemate. This was announced by White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Thursday. "Given the 800,000 large American workers who are not paid, and to ensure that their team can help where it is needed, President Trump has canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," they said in a statement by Sanders.
Correspondent of SRF Jacobi: Policy with "similar to operetta" characteristics
The backlash comes at the end of an almost operetta duel between the president and the speaker of the Democratic Chamber Nancy Pelosi. The overture was made by Pelosi when he invited the president to postpone his annual congressional speech on the "catch". At the beginning the president did not react to provocation. But then he avenged himself yesterday, foiling a weekend trip planned by Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress in Brussels and Afghanistan – because of the "shutdown". When they were deceived, the Democrats complained that three ministers were allowed to go to the WEF, the president also deleted Davos from the diary – due to the "shutdown". In the meantime, any discussion on how to resolve the budget dispute and end the partial administrative stalemate has collapsed. The level of politics in Washington has seriously fallen.
Trump himself had announced days before his resignation of the planned trip to the Alps. First, however, including Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin and Minister of Economic Affairs Wilbur Ross had not changed their plans of travel.
Internal politics as an obstacle
Thursday, the dispute with the Democrats has increased: after the House of Representatives, the Democratic Nancy Pelosi, Trump had proposed to postpone his speech on the situation of the nation because of the "closure", Trump the opposition leader a trip abroad, she should bring to Brussels and Afghanistan among others.
Some Democrats have complained, arguing that the Trump delegation should not fly to Davos. His participation in the WEF of this year was also canceled by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Furthermore, the president of France Emmanuel Macron will stay away from the Davos meeting this year.