Trump Will Attend Davos; First US President To Do So In 20 Years

A White House official told the New York Times on Tuesday that President Donald Trump will attend the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month, making him the first sitting US president since the Clinton administration to attend the annual gathering of world leaders and captains of industry.

Referred to simply as "Davos", the event is a haven of privilege and wealth. In recent years, it has begun to attract celebrities like Bono and Matt Damon.

Sarah Sanders said Trump is excited to attend the forum in the Swiss Alps. The forum will be his fifth foreign trip as president.

"The President welcomes opportunities to advance his America First agenda with world leaders," Sanders said. "At this year's World Economic Forum, the President looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen American businesses, American industries and American workers."

Last year, Trump avoided the conference - it unfolded during the same week as his inauguration - while its attendees were forced to confront the political realities of Trump’s upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton: Namely that widening wealth inequality was helping stoke the rise of populist movements in the US, Asia and Europe.

While the president might be looking forward to “advancing his America First agenda” - whatever that means - the event’s organizers don’t seem very receptive. The theme of this year’s event - "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World" -  takes an oblique swipe at Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Accords, the Trans-Pacific Partnership as well as his decision to reauthorize some sanctions against Iran.

There’s also the question of whether Trump will encounter his erstwhile rival. The Clintons are regular attendees. While Barack Obama avoided Davos during his time in office, it’s possible he might make an appearance now that he’s a private citizen.


As CNN  pointed out, American administrations regularly send representatives to Davos, but presidents typically decline to attend. Aside from Clinton, Ronald Reagan spoke to the forum via satellite as president. But the Bushes and Obama avoided the gathering.

Though Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Joe Biden both attended the forum while they were in office.

The forum runs from Jan. 23 through Jan. 26, ending just days before Trump’s State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Jan. 30. His attendance is also surprising because it will overlap with Nafta negotiations, which are set to take place between Jan. 23 and Jan. 28.

The event is a magnet for the world's richest people. With a personal fortune of just under $3 billion, Trump doesn't make Bloomberg's list of the 500 richest people.


According to the Wall Street Journal, last year’s attendees included Google co-founder Sergey Brin, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Even former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared in a panel at Davos last year.

At Davos, Trump will come face-to-face with many of the global elites that he attacked during his campaign. The event’s reputation as a bastion of elitist principles, like free trade, should make his attendance all the more interesting. But since the event is also a haven for world leaders, it could give Trump an opportunity to engage in some casual diplomacy as he seeks to rally support for his decision to move the US’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem while also recruiting more countries to severe economic and political ties with North Korea and Iran.


hedgeless_horseman shizzledizzle Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:52 Permalink


Fuck Davos!

Come to Marfa, June 1-3.…

You better hurry and book!  The most interesting and best accommodations go fast.  (Last year we filled all the trailers and teepees!)  (Last year we filled it up!) (Last year we filled it up!) (Last year we filled it up!)… 


Once again, there will be no charge for admission, no registration, and no badges.  Anonymity still has its place in Marfa.  Please donate to help cover the costs...

We're going to have a great time...again.*



*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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WillyGroper peddling-fiction Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:35 Permalink

interesting list of global ceo/bod/leo's who've retired/resigned/died since sept. 2017.

judges/police chiefs/CPS/politicians, etc.  VA police - charlottesville

diebold - germany

oncomed - who resigns from the cash cow scam of oncology?

2 resignations AirAsia Malaysia


LV police chief & city manager

pontifical commission for the protection of minors.

soylent usa...that's downright creepy!

israeli health minister

israel oil refineries

el al air

st. martin prime minister

3 from Dentsply...pedo island epsteins dentist chair?

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bshirley1968 AllTimeWhys Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:17 Permalink

Oh, he is going to show them who is "first".  

First in tax dollar spending on worthless trips to hob-knob with a bunch of elites so he can show everyone how great he is.  He couldn't get an invite when he was just a greasy casino/hotel owner.  Now that he is a greasy casino/hotel owner with a title, he gets an automatic invite.

Nothing about this trip does ANYTHING for the American people.  Nothing!  Just shows the world our leadership is a corrupt and debauched as all the others.

Trump supporters here need to bring up how they used to bitch about Obama's costly, wasted trips.  Let's hear you bitch about your dear leader now.  "New boss, same as the old boss."

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veritas semper… hedgeless_horseman Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

I think this is part of MAGA,only he forgot to inform the American Sheeple.

But,he is really ,really smart,like a genius,so I think he is going to understand the marching orders given to him there.

We ,on the other hand,might not understand or agree with the plan for America. Restructuring America.Because nobody can save or MAGA,not even a genius like him. The plan is restructuring and demolishing it.

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Deep Snorkeler shizzledizzle Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:19 Permalink

World Economic Forum - Davos 2018


1. Acceleration of the robotization of the degenerate workforce

2. The benefits of peasant life and legalization of serf society

3. The long term profitability of unwinnable, prolonged warfare

4. Tax cuts for American billionaires and humorous anecdotes

5. Duties and responsibilities of feudal lords and God-Kings

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cougar_w NoDebt Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:27 Permalink

Oh yeah, I get that part. Another golden opportunity for The Donald to finger poke the Globalists in the eye for the benefit of his easily entertained base over-medicating themselves on opioids and high-fructose corn syrup in the Rust Belt US. Should help us all forget about whatever was the last retarded stunt he pulled, right? Like maybe dropping a tactical nuke on the Norks, still time for that before Davos if he gets on the move.

Looking for coherence or strategy anywhere inside the blast radius of Donald Trump is futile. Just enjoy the show. He never fails to deliver a performance.

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