The White House on Thursday defended President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious box of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: we don’t wish to paint Trump during Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans consider senior Trump advisers had crude dealings with Russia MORE’s designed trip to a World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, opposite criticism from reporters that he’s going to “rub elbows” with “globalists.”
CBS News White House match Major Garrett pulpy Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Steven Terner MnuchinMark Mellman: History’s judgment Trump’s motorcade greeted with chants of ‘lock him up’ in NYC Treasury watchdog probes miss of taxation plan research from Mnuchin MORE during a White House daily lecture on because the boss would attend a forum, that he described as a “hangout for globalists.”
“I don’t consider it’s a hangout for globalists,” Mnuchin responded. “The thought is that a economic team is going to go over and talk about a ‘America first’ economic strategy. We are anxious that the boss is coming. And we think what we know is that the economy that is good for the U.S. is good for a rest of the world.”
The U.S. typically sends a high-ranking commission to a meeting of supervision and business leaders. Trump will be usually the second sitting boss to attend a Davos conference, after former President Clinton. This year’s forum is scheduled to run Jan. 23-26.
A second contributor asked because it was suitable for Trump to “rub elbows” with “very wealthy” people in Switzerland.
Trump is a billionaire though ran a populist debate aimed during energizing working-class Americans he pronounced had been omit by a Democrats.
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“I assure we that a members of a Cabinet have no interest to go in there to massage elbows with anybody,” Mnuchin said. “This is about assembly business leaders and assembly our counterparts. It is all about formulating jobs and mercantile growth for a U.S. … This is all business. I can assure we it has nothing to do with anything other than that.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that Trump would speak to universe leaders about editing trade imbalances.
“I design the boss will talk about trade, reciprocal, free, fair trade,” Sanders said. “We have obviously been very clear with a Chinese on the issue that we have with the trade necessity and creation sure that U.S. companies can compete fairly. And a president will speak a lot about his mercantile program and a impact on a global economy.”