Trump declares the U.S. is ‘open for business’ in Davos, as he tells global bigwigs ‘America First does not mean America alone’ – then gets boos and gasps as he attacks ‘nasty’ press for ‘fake news’

Friday, January 26, 2018
By Paul Martin

President Donald Trump defended his aggressive trade posture before world leaders and business moguls in Davos
He declared the U.S. ‘open for business’ in pitch to the billionaires and CEOs in the packed hall
Trump also tried to explain how he would cooperate with other nations and despite saying in the past he will withdraw from global climate pacts and trade deals opened the way to doing new deals
‘I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first also’
He repeatedly pitched investment in the USA: ‘America is roaring back and now is the time to invest in the future of America’
Says he’ll ‘de-nuke the Korean peninsula’, hails retaking ISIS territory ‘once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria’
But he drew gasps from the audience when he went after ‘fake news’ and there were sounds of boos

By GEOFF EARLE
DAILYMAIL.COM
26 January 2018

President Donald Trump told world leaders and bigwigs gathered in Davos the U.S. was now ‘open for business’ – then promised his ‘America First’ agenda didn’t mean the U.S. would go it alone.

But after an invest-in-America pitch that had lines that could have been cribbed from a governor’s trade mission, Trump drew audible gasps from the crowd when he reached for his ‘fake news’ broadside against the press.

Trump vented in a brief question-and-answer session about ‘how fake the press can be’ then observed ‘the cameras start going off in the back.’ The line lead to gasps, ‘oohs,’ and even some boos from the crowd, who otherwise listened quietly to his remarks.

In his speech, Trump told business leaders: ‘I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first. But America First does not mean America alone,’ Trump said, in an excerpt released by the White House.

He dialed back some of his occasional denunciations of trade deals that he says ‘rip off’ the U.S.

‘Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs and your investments to the United States,’ Trump told the audience.

‘We are all stronger when free, sovereign nations cooperate toward shared goals and they cooperate toward shared dreams,’ the president said.

Trump spoke to world leaders on the second day of a trip to the global confab.

He made several references to his dinner Thursday with top European CEOS, calling them an ‘incredible group.’

‘But I think I have 15 new friends. So this has been really great what you’ve done and putting it together, the economic forum,’ he said.

Before he addressed the conference in what was billed as a ‘keynote’ speech to an event he dominated by showing up, a large Swiss band of horns and woodwinds took the stage.

‘I am aware that your strong leadership is open to misconceptions and biased interpretations,’ said World Economic Founder Klaus Schwab – a remark that drew some hisses in the crowd, who threw praise in Trump’s direction several times Friday.

‘Mr. President, you cannot imagine how much we are looking forward to your speech,’ he said at the top, also singling out the new tax cut law for praise.

When Trump was done, he got muted applause from the seated crowd. Schwab thanked him for an ‘inspiring speech.’

During a brief question-and-answer period, Trump gushed about a ‘big beautiful waterfall’ of corporate bonuses announced after passage of his tax cut law.

‘This is something that we didn’t anticipate,’ Trump said.

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