Steve Mnuchin Denies That Davos is a ‘Hangout for Globalists’ Ahead of Trump Visit

Earlier this week, it was reported that President Donald Trump planned to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The yearly gathering is largely associated with the wealthy elite due to the number of business execs and leaders who show up. While some world leaders tend to make appearances, US presidents have rarely gone.

Considering President Donald Trump’s platform of economic populism and fighting for the working class, his decision to attend has raised eyebrows. During today’s White House press briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was pressed on this matter.

“What is the reason for the administration going to a place that is usually regarded as a hangout for globalists?” CBS News’ Major Garrett asked.

“I don’t think it’s a hang out for globalists,” Mnuchin responded. “I think the economic team will go over and talk about the America First economic strategy.”

He continued, “We are thrilled that the president is coming. And I think, what we know is that the economy that’s good for the U.S. Is good for the rest of the world.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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