Donald Trump Bringing Massive Economic 'Cheerleader' Squad to Davos World Economic Summit
Jan 13 2018 by Desiree Burns
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta will also attend.
Mnuchin tells reporters that administration officials attending the gathering of numerous world's most influential leaders will be promoting Trump's "America First" agenda and ways to bring jobs and economic investment to the U.S.
"The cutting of regulation and all of the many things that we've done, including being a cheerleader for the country - and perhaps that's part of the reason I'm going to Davos also - but being a cheerleader for the country", Trump said.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin denied that the summit in Switzerland was a "hangout for globalists" and said that the Trump administration wanted to promote their economic message.
President Donald Trump is planning to bring a big delegation with him to the small Swiss ski town of Davos in two weeks, including at least six Cabinet secretaries and some of the White House's senior staff, according to two people involved in the administration's plans.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., following President Donald Trump upon his return to Washington from New York, December 2, 2017. We are thrilled that the president is coming.
This week, the White House said Trump would attend the event, which carries a reputation as a gathering of wealthy figures. "And I think what we know is that the economy that is good for the U.S.is good for the rest of the world".
"I don't think it's a hang out for globalists", Mnuchin responded.
Mnuchin announced at the White House daily press briefing that he'd be leading the delegation on the trip to Davos later this month.