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Donald Trump Bringing Massive Economic 'Cheerleader' Squad to Davos World Economic Summit

Donald Trump Bringing Massive Economic 'Cheerleader' Squad to Davos World Economic Summit

American presidents have rarely attended, partly to avoid the perception of being too close to the elite circle that usually attends.

"The cutting of regulation and all of the many things that we've done, including being a cheerleader for the country - and perhaps that's part of the reason I'm going to Davos also - but being a cheerleader for the country", Trump said.

Other members of the delegation are Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative; Thomas Bossert, presidential adviser for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism; Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, USAID Administrator Mark Green; and Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE on Thursday agreed to meet with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush declined to go to the forum as well as former president Barack Obama.




In a statement, the White House said the delegation would be led by the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

"I don't think it is a hangout for globalists", Mnuchin insisted.

The former Goldman Sachs banker and Hollywood financier added "the economy that is good for the U.S.is good for the world". They will arrive on Monday and leave Wednesday in part to free hotel rooms for Trump's delegation, which arrives on Thursday, the person said. The president will "talk a lot about his economic program and the impact on the global economy", the secretary said.