Pres. Donald Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. The last time a U.S. president attended the summit was by Bill Clinton in 2000.
Some key portions of Trump’s speech in Davos:
I’m here today to represent the interests of the American people and to affirm America’s friendship and partnership in building a better world. Like all nations represented at this great forum, America hopes for a future in whichever one can prosper and every child can grow up free from violence, poverty and fear.
But America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe and the drive for excellence, creative and innovation in the US has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and far healthier lives.
Each of you has the power to change hearts, transform lives and shape your countries’ destinies. With this power comes an obligation, however, a duty of loyalty to the people, workers and customers who have made you who you are. So together let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices not just for ourselves but for our people, to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes and empower their dreams, to protect their families, their communities, their histories and their futures. That’s what we’re doing in America and the results are totally unmistakable.
Today, I’m inviting all of you to become part of this incredible future we are building together. Thank you to our hosts, thank you to our hosts, to the leaders and innovators in the audience, but most importantly, thank you to all of the hardworking the men and women who do their duty every day making this a better world for everyone. Together, let us send our love and gratitude to make them, because they really make our countries run. They make our countries great. Thank you and God bless you all.