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Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos for second straight year

President Trump will travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month, the White House said Tuesday, making it the second consecutive year Trump will attend the event.

Trump and roughly a dozen other White House officials will head to Switzerland for the conference, which will bring together powerful political and business leaders from Jan. 22-25.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead the U.S. delegation, which will also include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

{mosads}White House advisers Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Chris Liddell will also attend.

Trump attended the forum last year, becoming just the second sitting U.S. president to do so. The U.S. does typically send a delegation of high-ranking officials.

The White House last year pushed back against criticism that the forum is a gathering for wealthy elites, arguing that it was an opportunity to tout American economic policies.

Trump is a billionaire, but campaigned in 2016 on a populist message aimed at winning over working-class voters.

Tags Alex Acosta Davos Economic Forum Donald Trump Elaine Chao Ivanka Trump Jared Kushner Kirstjen Nielsen Linda McMahon Mike Pompeo Robert Lighthizer Steven Mnuchin Wilbur Ross
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