Trump cancels trip to economic forum in Davos due to shutdown

Donald Trump Says He Will Cancel Trip to Davos if Shutdown Continues

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned trip later this month to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, amid a shutdown of the federal government, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown to stretch into late January.

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his upcoming trip to the annual worldwide conference at Davos, blaming the ongoing row in Washington over building wall on the border with Mexico.

Trump said Thursday morning as he left the White Houe for Texas that he hadn't yet made the decision to cancel his Davos trip.

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Earlier in the day, Trump stated he was weighing the option of cancelling his scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after he addressed a closed Senate Republican policy lunch as a partial government shutdown enters its 19th day on Capitol Hill in Washington, US. "But if the shutdown continues, I won't go". Trump and Democrats are at an impasse over funding for Trump's proposed wall at the southern border.

Trump blamed opposition Democrats' "intransigence" over his demand for $5.7 billion to extend a border wall with Mexico. Trump walked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, calling it a "waste of time".

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