Sunday, March 3, 2024

Trump’s attendance at Davos economic forum in doubt due to shutdown

Date:

Share post:

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss Alps was in doubt on Monday as the US government shutdown stretched into a third day.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the departure of a high-profile US delegation for the conference has been delayed. Slated to lead the delegation were Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Sanders said it was possible that Trump would have to cancel if the shutdown does not end soon.

He was scheduled to depart later in the week for a speech in Davos on Friday, the last day of the four-day global conclave of political and financial movers and shakers.

“Obviously, the Cabinet has delayed their departure and will determine what that looks like as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go,” she told reporters.

As for whether Trump would go to Davos if the government was still shut down, Sanders said: “I don’t know that that’s very likely. I wouldn’t imagine it is. Our priority is making sure that the government reopened and we start having the conversations that need to take place over the next couple of weeks.” (Reuters)

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Bishop expands ‘Portfolio’

Hundreds of fans from the Baywoods, St James community were celebrating all night after one of their own...

Barbados to host Global Supply Chain Forum

Barbados will host the inaugural Global Supply Chain Forum from May 21 to 24 at the Lloyd Erskine...

Hundreds escape jail after violence escalate

PORT AU PRINCE – Hundreds of prisoners escaped from Haiti’s National Penitentiary here, after fighting broke out on Saturday. According to...

400 more get Welcome Stamp nod

Four hundred people were approved last year for Barbados’ Welcome Stamp programme. The programme which was introduced during the...