According to President Trump, individuals in attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have been comparing his arrival at the Forum to celebrities arriving at the Academy Awards, “but with more photographers.” His comments are quite delusional considering he was actually boo’ed and protested during the Forum as well.
In an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen on Friday, Trump bragged about his administration’s repeal of regulations and the new tax reform, arguing that the two initiatives means “we have a dynamic country again.”
He continued, “And without me being here and without what we’ve been doing including regulation, by the way, because I happen to think that regulation is as big as the tax cuts, okay? I think the tax cuts are incredible. But I think the regulations, the cutting of regulations – because the businesses couldn’t even – they couldn’t do anything. They were totally bound.”
“The cutting of the regulations was every bit as important as what we did with the tax cuts. I mean, everybody’s talking. I just came out and some really wonderful people said, ‘Davos has never been like this. This is like walking into the Academy Awards, except we have more photographers,’” Trump added.
Presidents typically are not in attendance at the Forum as it is a gathering of global elites, but Trump claimed he was attending to discuss ways to boost the U.S. economy. When he left Washington on Wednesday, he declared, “I’m going to Davos right now to tell people to invest in the United States.”
Do you believe anyone compared Trump’s attendance at the Forum to the Academy Awards? Should a President be attending the Forum?