Trump in Davos: America First Does Not Mean America Alone

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President Trump addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos:

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: 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 also. But America First does not mean America alone.

When the United States grows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe and the drive for excellence, creativity, and innovation in the U.S has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and far healthier lives.





As the United States pursues domestic reforms to unleash jobs and growth we're also working to reform the international trading system so that it promotes broadly shared prosperity and rewards to those who play by the rules.

We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others. We support free trade, but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal because in the end unfair trade undermines us all. The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices including massive intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies, and pervasive state-led economic planning. These and other predatory behaviors are distorting the global markets and harming businesses and workers not just in the U.S. but around the globe.



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