Addressing an audience at the World Economic Forum (WEF), US President Donald Trump reassured business leaders and politicians from across the world that, although American citizens and companies continue to be his main priories, he also desires to boost global prosperity as much as is possible.
‘As President of the United States,’ he said, ‘I will always put America first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also. But…
‘America first does not mean America alone.
‘When the United States rows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe, and the drive for excellence, creativity and innovation in the US has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and far healthier lives.’
President Trump went on to say that, as well as introducing domestic policies which will help to advance the American economy and (in continuation of a key campaign promise) removing two pieces of legislation for every one rule that is created, he is ‘working to reform the international trading system so that it promotes broadly shared prosperity and rewards those who play by the rules.’
Despite a minor gathering of protesters against the US President outside the WEF, Trump was warmly welcomed and was even congratulated for his ‘historic tax reform package passed last month, greatly reducing the tax burden of US companies, fostering job creation as well as stimulating economic growth… providing a tremendous boost to the global economy.’