Trump cancels Davos trip due to partial government shutdown

US President Donald Trump. (File photo: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he's canceling planned trip to world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland due to partial 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 for the World Economic Forum,” Trump tweeted.

He was scheduled to leave Jan. 21 to attend the World Economic Forum.

Earlier in the day, he told reporters that he wanted to go, but that he might not if the shutdown over funding for a US-Mexico border wall continues.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other Cabinet members are still scheduled to attend the annual Davos event, which attracts business and political elite.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52