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Conway: Trump taking ‘America First’ message to Davos

Greg Nash

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says that President Trump will present an “America First” agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday.

In an interview with Fox Business Network, Conway says that the president will be open to talking trade with world business leaders at the forum, but will push for an agenda that primarily benefits American interests.

“Expect this president to go there and show what ‘America First’ continues to look like on the world stage,” Conway says. “He is certainly willing to engage on trade, participate in the global economy. However, he has made it very clear that it will always benefit Americans: American workers, American interests and our American allies.”

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“He is also going to continue to put pressure on ISIS and pressure our allies around the world to get tough on North Korea and nuclear-capable countries like North Korea,” she added.

Trump is expected to give remarks Friday at the meeting of business leaders in Switzerland, becoming the first president to personally attend the forum since Bill Clinton in 2000. Typically, U.S. presidents send high-level delegations to the event.

“The president welcomes opportunities to advance his America First agenda with world leaders,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement earlier this month.

Trump “looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen American businesses, American industries and American workers,” she added.

The president will attend the forum with a delegation made up of a large chunk of his Cabinet, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Tags Alexander Acosta Bill Clinton Davos Economic Forum Donald Trump Elaine Chao Kellyanne Conway Rex Tillerson Robert Lighthizer Steven Mnuchin Wilbur Ross
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