White House calls off Davos trip for top officials

The White House will not be sending a delegation to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum next week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday night. 

The announcement came hours after Mr. Trump announced he was postponing a trip House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats were scheduled to take Thursday afternoon to Afghanistan and Brussels to visit U.S. Troops. The president had canceled his own attendance at Davos due to the government shutdown, but top officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin were still scheduled to attend.

"Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," Sanders said in a statement. 


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