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Swiss mountain town Davos relishing in anti-globalist Trump spotlight

13 January 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE on Thursday agreed to meet with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

The White House on Thursday announced an unusually large presidential delegation for the trip this month, including seven Cabinet secretaries and several high-ranking West Wing officials, among them Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. The theme for this year's Davos conference of business and government leaders couldn't be more at odds with his nationalist, "America First" world view. During today's White House press briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was pressed on this matter. His visit will mark the first time a sitting USA president has attended the event in almost 20 years.The gathering of political leaders and business executives will take place on January 23-26. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta will also attend.

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Mnuchin said that Trump would talk about "reciprocal, free, and fair trade" at the summit.

Trump ran on a message of economic populism.

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Trump himself plans to address the annual elite gathering of world leaders and chief executives, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. Last year, before he was inaugurated, none of Trump's aides or Cabinet nominees attended the conference.

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Swiss mountain town Davos relishing in anti-globalist Trump spotlight