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Davos WEF 2018 highlights: Donald Trump says have realised how nasty and fake media can be

While addressing the World Economic Forum at Davos, Donald Trump also sought to reassure the globalist and cooperation-minded audience that his protectionist vision “does not mean America alone.”

world Updated: Jan 26, 2018 19:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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US President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, President Donald Trump said on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the US due to his “America first” agenda also benefits the rest of the world.

While addressing the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump also sought to reassure the globalist and cooperation-minded audience that his protectionist vision “does not mean America alone.”

Here are the highlights of Trump’s speech:

7.05pm: US President Donald Trump says since he became a politician, he has realised how nasty and fake the media can be. 

6.50pm: Donald Trump says America needs a new “merit-based system” based on people’s ability to support themselves financially and help rebuild the US economy.

6.42pm: Donald Trump at Davos says: America first doesn’t mean America alone. As the US president, I will always put America first and all other leaders should do the same for their nations.

6.40pm: The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America. There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States: Donald Trump.

6.38pm: Have created 2.4 million jobs since my election, says US President Donald Trump.

Unemployment among African-Americans and Hispanics in America is at a all-time low: Trump.

6.36pm: Donald Trump hails the US economy, saying growth is strong, and the stock market is smashing one record after another. Business, consumer and manufacturer confidence is the highest in decades, he says.

6.35pm: Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, is introducing Donald Trump.

6.20pm: President Trump has said that he is heading to the Swiss resort to deliver world leaders a message; that a thriving US economy benefits everyone, especially when driven by fair economic competition.

6.10pm: Donald Trump is the first US president to visit World Economic Forum since Bill Clinton in 2000.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 18:16 IST