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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:25 PM

Trump Cancels Trip to Davos Gathering as Shutdown Grinds On

Source: Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said he will scrap his trip to the Davos annual gathering of global financial elites later this month because of the government shutdown.

“Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland,” Trump said in a tweet Thursday.

The U.S. delegation to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland is to include Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Secretary Robert Lighthizer, among other top administration officials.

Mnuchin plans to attend the Davos conference with a smaller U.S. delegation even if Trump decides not to go, according to a person familiar with the Treasury secretary’s plans.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-10/trump-says-he-won-t-go-to-davos-if-u-s-government-is-shut-down?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

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Reply Trump Cancels Trip to Davos Gathering as Shutdown Grinds On (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 10 OP
Wellstone ruled Jan 10 #1
Raven Jan 10 #2
Turbineguy Jan 10 #3
kimbutgar Jan 10 #4
truthisfreedom Jan 10 #5
left-of-center2012 Jan 10 #6
EarthFirst Jan 10 #7
dalton99a Jan 10 #13
TeamPooka Jan 10 #8
McKim Jan 10 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 10 #10
EleanorR Jan 10 #11
Doitnow Jan 10 #12

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:31 PM

1. Well,the US delagation will be the most

mentally stunted group to ever attend Davos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. Davos is not for 2 weeks. Trump is sending a message that he plans to keep this shutdown going. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:37 PM

3. Two things. Well, 3.

He could get 25ed while he's over there.

He's not welcome. The Europeans don't like having to put up with his shit.

The Air Force may take him to Russia and make him parachute out of AF1.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:48 PM

4. So sad he can't have his hook up with Putin

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

5. Probably for the best to reduce his activity abroad

Keep him here where he can be monitored.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:57 PM

6. He probably didn't want to go anyway

Remember when he went to France and stayed in his hotel room, pouting?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

7. I wonder who fed him "intransigence"

There’s no fucking way he wasn’t coached on this word.

I wonder who was in the room when this was penned...

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:22 PM

13. Stephen Miller

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:34 PM

8. He didn't want to go to a place where he's the dumbest and poorest guy in the room. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:00 PM

9. He Avoided Major Rioting and Humiliation

By not attending, Trump avoided major riots in Davos. He would have inflamed demonstrators and maybe caused some dangerous situations. Also he cannot hold his head up as a world leader as they have no respect for him in Europe. He might have been called out and challenged and ridiculed.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:03 PM

10. No big deal

They don't like him anyhow. And all that financial stuff is too much for him to wrap his head around.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:23 PM

11. I think he absolutely hates leaving the country unless it's to golf

He's not the center of attention, he has to attend meetings about things he doesn't understand and doesn't care to understand, and he can't sit around watching fox and retweeting their propaganda.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:00 PM

12. He probably heard about all the planned protests against him and couldn't face them.

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