Davos 2018: Donald Trump covers trade deals, North Korea and immigration in speech to WEF – live updates and stream

We are all stronger when free, sovereign countries co-operate towards shared goals and shared dreams, says president Trump.

In this hall are national leaders, industry titans and many of the brightest minds in many fields.

You have an obligation to the people who put you in this position.

He ends with a tribute to the “hard-working people” in countries across the world.

That’s it. Onto questions.


big pitch for the US economyBut flat delivery. pic.twitter.com/9YOVi4zvpF

January 26, 2018


Trump is outlining how his tax cuts plan is helping the economy, by spurring investment and giving workers a pay rise.

Now is the perfect time to bring your business, your investment and your jobs to the US, he tells business leaders in the hall.

Trump now lays into ‘unelected bureaucrats’ for imposing anti-business and anti-worker regulations, saying:

Trump hails the US economy, saying growth is strong, and the stock market is smashing one record after another. Business, consumer and economic confidence is the highest in decades.

The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America, says the president.

I’m here to deliver a simple message, Trump continues – there has never been a better time to invest in America.