Trump’s address to WEF

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US President Donald Trump’s address to the World Economic Forum comes at a time when he is facing scandals both at home and abroad.

Trump was set Friday to play the role of America’s salesman-in-chief  in a speech promoting the rebounding US economy in front of the global elite in Davos, but found himself unable to escape the shadow of scandal at home and abroad.

“America is open for business again, in the sense that there’s been no better time to build, to invest, to hire in the United States,” a senior US administration official told reporters in a briefing before the speech at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps.

At the same time, Trump is expected to warn US trading partners that they must play fair or risk reprisals, at the end of a week that saw his administration target China and South Korea with new tariffs and by turmoil in currency markets caused by his Treasury Secretary apparently tolerating a weaker dollar.