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Trump compares arriving in Davos to Academy Awards but with ‘more photographers’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE compared arriving at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to the Academy Awards “but with more photographers.”

Trump boasted about his administration’s repeal of regulations and the passage of the GOP tax plan in an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen Friday, saying the combination of the two efforts means “we have a dynamic country again.”

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The president mentioned companies like Toyota, Apple and Chrysler that have announced plans to build facilities in the U.S. since he took office.

“I mean, how good is that? When was the last time you heard that?” Trump said.

“And without me being here and without what we've been doing including regulation, by the way, because I happen to think that regulation is as big as the tax cuts, okay? I think the tax cuts are incredible. But I think the regulations, the cutting of regulations — because the businesses couldn't even — they couldn't do anything. They were totally bound,” he continued.

“The cutting of the regulations was every bit as important as what we did with the tax cuts. I mean, everybody's talking. I just came out and some really wonderful people said, ‘Davos has never been like this,’” Trump said. “This is like walking into the Academy Awards, except we have more photographers.”

Trump is attending the forum, a gathering of global elites that presidents typically don’t attend.

Trump and his aides have said he is attending to discuss ways to boost the U.S. economy.

“I’m going to Davos right now to tell people to invest in the United States,” Trump said Wednesday.