Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown

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Trump: If the government shutdown continues I won't go to Davos

President Trump on the partial government shutdown and efforts to reach a compromise on border wall funding.

President Trump announced the cancellation of his upcoming trip to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown.

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“Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!,” the president tweeted on Thursday.

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The partial government shutdown is in its third week with no sign of a truce looming as the Trump administration and the Democratic-led House battle over border security funding. The president is requesting Congress to approve $5.7 billion to help fulfill a campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S. southern border.

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Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in 2018 where top business executives and world leaders gather annually to discuss the global politics, economics and social issues.

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