Trump Speaks at World Economic Forum in Switzerland (Video)The president told the group of world leaders that his "America first" trade policy does not mean "America alone."
President Trump gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, telling the group of world leaders that his oft-repeated “America first” policy does not necessarily mean “America alone.”
However, he warned his fellow national leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, that trade “needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal.”
Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend the World Economic Forum since Bill Clinton, flew back to Washington, D.C., later Friday evening. He tweeted that his speech was a success:
Heading back from a very exciting two days in Davos, Switzerland. Speech on America’s economic revival was well received. Many of the people I met will be investing in the U.S.A.! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2018
But attendees reportedly booed Trump during a Q&A following his speech, as he criticized the media for being “nasty,” “vicious” and “fake.”
The trip marked an important diplomatic moment for Trump. Earlier in the week, he and May smoothed over friction caused when Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by a British account, prompting May to issue a public rebuke. But the two sat down together Thursday in Davos, where Trump declared them “on the same wavelength.” Clips from an upcoming interview with British television host Piers Morgan, who interviewed Trump in Davos, show that Trump is prepared to apologize for the retweets.
Watch Trump’s inaugural speech at the World Economic Forum in the player above.
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