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Trumps money blessing for Davos – despite WEF-cancellation

On the 20. The day of the shutdown of the U.S. Federal government reached its shock waves are also the mountains of Switzerland. US President, Donald Trump has

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Trumps money blessing for Davos – despite WEF-cancellation

On the 20. The day of the shutdown of the U.S. Federal government reached its shock waves are also the mountains of Switzerland. US President, Donald Trump has cancelled his participation at the world economic forum (WEF) in Davos. The of 22. to 25. January, to be held at the end of this year's star guest loses.

"Because of the stubbornness of the Democrats, the border protection, on the importance of security for our country, I say respectfully my very important trip to Davos in Switzerland for the world economic forum," tweeted Trump on Thursday, and added: "warmest greetings and apologies to the WEF!"

The US authorities have for the last part, contracts with Hoteliers and other service providers in and around Davos completed. This means that the US government can not pay because of the budget crisis, although its officials that you spend for the WEF in Davos, but still high amounts.

bookings in millions

Twelve days before the WEF at the beginning, made the US government has made for the planned, Davos-visiting trump and his Entourage bookings converted in the amount of at least 3.45 million Swiss francs. The database of the U.S. government, which this newspaper has evaluated.

According to the entries in the database to 2.8, the 3.4 million Swiss francs had been already spent before the beginning of the budget crisis. But since the Shutdown the American authorities for the proposed WEF have listed travel further contracts to the value of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the database. Among these new entries about a payment in advance of 322'953 dollars for car rental, as well as 231'855 dollars for rooms at the 3-star Haus Madrisa Lodge in Klosters.

5 star Hotels, Spa equipment

the government of the Bay, in spite of the budget crisis in Switzerland, merrily, Hotels and cars to rent, says the American online newspaper "Quartz" nickname. Against the government spending for the world economic forum, the Situation at home, where Trumps government has sent 800'000 government workers, either at home or without pay continue to work.

Maliziös the newspaper also noted that the WEF be spending at the expense of American taxpayers – the same taxpayers so, who because of the shutdown at home at the moment, only a partially operational state management.

in addition to the US newspaper readers, and a luxurious trump accommodation planned Delegation in the Grisons to descend. So an invoice can be found in the database 227'733 dollars for a so-called Functional Space, which is to be set up would have for the American President, in Davos, a 5-star Hotel Intercontinental.

trump's Ministers, some of whom are likely to travel, in spite of his refusal to the WEF, does not stay any less pleasant: the US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and his Entourage in Bad Ragaz is a 5-star-Hotel Quellenhof for 103'935 Dollar rooms are reserved. And "Quartz", not forgetting of course to mention about what a great Spa facilities at the Quellenhof has indoor and outdoor notabene.

big business for the tourism industry

From a Swiss perspective, the Figures of the American government, which is a giant business, the WEF for the local tourism industry. Even modest 3-star Hotels and Apartment complexes in and around Davos can make the American state a high six-digit amounts in the invoice. In the process, an invoice has been entered does not show up in the US database in one way or another throughout the extent of the U.S. editions, because the bills are often recognized only with a delay.

Whether all such payments due after Trump has cancelled his Davos trip, it is not apparent from the database clear. The American newspaper, the "Quartz" on the assumption that the US government will pay. The document refers to the "rigid cancellation policies" of the Davos Hoteliers and other service providers during the WEF.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.01.2019, 06:35 PM

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