Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House

Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will go with Trump, the people said.

Mnuchin announced that he'd be leading the delegation on the trip to Davos later this month.

The president told the Wall Street Journal that he wants to be a "cheerleader" for the American economic success story in the first year of his administration.

U.S. president Donald Trump is sending at least half a dozen of his cabinet members to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos later in January.

The delegation is larger than the one that accompanied Vice President Joe Biden in 2016, a group that included six Cabinet secretaries and drew notice for coming during the Obama administration's lame duck year.

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Mnuchin says, "I don't think it's a hangout for globalists".

Considering President Donald Trump's platform of economic populism and fighting for the working class, his decision to attend has raised eyebrows. "And I think what we know is that the economy that is good for the good for the rest of the world". This year's forum is scheduled to run January 23-26. "This is about meeting business leaders and meeting our counterparts". This is all business.

Later in a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the official delegation would also include Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser HR McMaster, and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn.

"The President will talk a lot about his economic program and the impact on the global economy", he said.

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