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Trump declares the U.S. is 'open for business' in Davos, as he tells global bigwigs 'America First does not mean America alone'

  President Donald Trump told world leaders and bigwigs gathered in Davos the U.S. was now 'open for business' – then promised his 'America First' agenda didn't mean the U.S. would go it alone.
But after an invest-in-America pitch that had lines that could have been cribbed from a governor's trade mission, Trump drew audible gasps from the crowd when he reached for his 'fake news' broadside against the press.
Trump vented in a brief question-and-answer session about 'how fake the press can be' then observed 'the cameras start going off in the back.' The line lead to gasps, 'oohs,' and even some boos from the crowd, who otherwise listened quietly to his remarks.
In his speech, Trump told business leaders: 'I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first. But America First does not mean America alone,' Trump said, in an excerpt released by the White House.He dialed back some of his occasional denunciations of trade deals that he says 'rip off' the U.S.
'Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs and your investments to the United States,' Trump told the audience.
'We are all stronger when free, sovereign nations cooperate toward shared goals and they cooperate toward shared dreams,' the president said.
Trump spoke to world leaders on the second day of a trip to the global confab.
He made several references to his dinner Thursday with top European CEOS, calling them an 'incredible group.'
'But I think I have 15 new friends. So this has been really great what you've done and putting it together, the economic forum,' he said.
Before he addressed the conference in what was billed as a 'keynote' speech to an event he dominated by showing up, a large Swiss band of horns and woodwinds took the stage.
'I am aware that your strong leadership is open to misconceptions and biased interpretations,' said World Economic Founder Klaus Schwab – a remark that drew some hisses in the crowd, who threw praise in Trump's direction several times Friday.



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