Donald Trump has canceled his planned participation at the world economic forum in Davos because of the prolonged Government shutdown in the United States. On Twitter, the U.S. President wrote that he would not come because of the "stubbornness of the Democrats," and because of the "security of our country" in Switzerland. The Forum in the Swiss ski resort will take place from 22. up to the age of 25. January.
In Davos, is also expected to be a high-level Chinese Delegation. So that Trump would have had an opportunity to be able to movement in to the trade dispute between the United States and China, and to further discuss trade issues with representatives of other countries. Trump had participated in the past year, for the first time at the Meeting of the world economic and financial elite. Previously, he had expressed several times to be negative about the meeting.
Trump calls for $ 5.7 billion for the construction of a border wall, one of his most important promises during the election campaign. The Democrats reject the. Because of the dispute so far, no new budget was adopted, parts of the administration were paralysed.
Trump had already indicated to consider a cancellation due to the situation in the United States. The so-called Shutdown now holds the 20. Day and could be up on Saturday for the longest in the history of the United States.
Should continue the Shutdown for a long time, the threat of the US economy, serious damage, meanwhile, warned the US Central Bank chief Jerome Powell. An "extensive" set-aside, the authorities would data in the economy is "pretty clear" to reflect, said Powell on Thursday in a speech in Washington.