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America First But That Doesn't Mean America Alone, Says Donald Trump
America First But That Doesn't Mean America Alone, Says Donald Trump
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2018-01-26T19:50:37+05:30

Donald Trump, President of the United States, on Friday addressed world leaders at the World Economic Forum(WEF) in Davos and said that he will always put "America first" but that doesn't mean America alone.

"I will always put America first... America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world," Trump said.

Focussing on free trade Trump said,"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."

The US president also spoke about how they have collaborated with allies to destroy ISIS.

"Working with allies & partners to destroy jihadist terrorist orgs like ISIS. US leading broad coalition to destroy terrorists control of their territory.Pleased to inform coalition to destroy ISIS has retaken 100% of territory once held by these killers in Iraq&Syria."

US President Donald Trump also asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit this weekend, after sparking outrage with a reported slur against Africans.

The outspoken US leader congratulated Rwandan President Paul Kagame on taking over as chair of the African bloc, which Trump said was a "great honour".

"I know you're going to your first meeting shortly. Please give my warmest regards," Trump told Kagame after they held a one-on-one meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The US president ignored questions shouted by journalists about his reported dismissal this congressional leaders.month of African nations as "shithole countries", during a meeting on immigration with 

The reported remark drew outrage around the world and prompted several African governments to demand explanations from their US ambassadors.

The 55-nation African Union chaired by Kagame demanded an apology, although Trump has denied making the remark as relayed by US lawmakers who were present at the meeting.

Trump said he had "tremendous discussions" in Davos with Kagame, who for his part said they had "good discussions" about the economy and trade.


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