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Don961: Trump abruptly cancels his participation in Davos

10:11 – 10/01/2019

Follow up of Mawazine News

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would cancel his participation in the economic summit in Davos.

Trump said in a statement on Twitter that he canceled his visit to the economic summit in Davos because Democrats hate border security.

“Because of the intransigence of the Democrats for border security and the great importance of safety for our nation, I respectfully cancel my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland, to the World Economic Forum,” he said.

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that his visits to the Swiss city of Davos were on the table but would be canceled if the budget crisis continued.

“It is (the visit) there,” Trump told reporters. Adding that he would not go if the resumption of the work of a number of state institutions due to lack of funding approved.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal quoted White House officials as saying Trump might cancel a trip to the Davos Economic Forum if the US budget crisis did not end by Jan. 22.

A number of US ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, stopped working on 22 December last year due to a lack of budget. Trump is trying to persuade the Democrats, who took control of the US House of Representatives, with additional funding to secure the border, especially with Mexico.

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