President Trump brought his “America First” message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, although he told the assembled world leaders that “does not mean America alone.” Trump was characterized as a “salesman-in-chief” for his remarks, which emphasized the health of the economy and declared the U.S. “open for business.”
Trump also took a firm stance on immigration, calling America “stuck in the past,” and added that the country will do “whatever is necessary” to protect citizens from terrorism. He faced boos, hisses, and laughter from the crowd during a Q&A portion when he made a remark about “fake news.”
Trump finally extended a message of unity: “When people are forgotten, the world becomes fractured,” he said. “Only by hearing and responding to the voices of the forgotten can we create a bright future that is truly shared by all.” Watch his remarks below.
— Reuters Davos (@Reuters_Davos) January 26, 2018