The motivation is the government partial shutdown ongoing. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” the statement read. President Donald Trump previously canceled his own trip to Davos.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were expected to lead the U.S. delegation in Trump’s place, two senior administration officials said this week. They were also expected to jointly host a dinner of the Group of Seven foreign and finance ministers to discuss national security and economic issues. Nothing to do now.The annual conference brings together powerful executives, finance ministers and other members of the global elite. Earlier Thursday, Trump denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip, just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart. „Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over,” Trump wrote.