Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao arrived in Davos, Switzerland a day before President Donald Trump’s arrival on Thursday, with a clear message to any and all critics, if you don’t like it, leave.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Wednesday that critics who don’t want to listen to President Trump when he attends the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week “can leave.”
“Davos should feel very flattered that he has chosen this as a forum,” Chao said at a panel discussion, according to Politico. “Those who don’t want to listen to him can leave.” (Related: Logan Act Violation? John Kerry tells Palestinians not to ‘yield’ to Trump: ‘Trump out in a year’)
When the president arrives at the Swiss Alpine resort town this week, he will become the first U.S. president in nearly twenty years to attend the World Economic Forum, a gathering of powerful finance and business officials largely considered aligned with the free trade and globalism that Trump and his aides have derided.
But Chao defended his decision to attend, saying on Wednesday that the president was doing so in order to engage world leaders on issues of economic importance, Politico reported.
The last U.S. president to participate in the gathering in Davos was Bill Clinton, who attended in 2000. (Related: Globalist Elite Flock To Davos for Climate Change Summit — In A Thousand Private Jets – The Irony)
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