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America first does not mean America alone, says Donald Trump in Davos

Speaking to the political and economic elite of the world, Trump said he would always put the US first when it came to trade, but "that does not mean America alone"

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Donald Trump's speech in Davos
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

US on Friday launched a fierce attack on "predatory" trade practices, warning trading partners at the here that will not tolerate unfair practices.

Speaking to the political and economic elite of the world, Trump said he would always put the US first when it came to trade, but "that does not mean alone".

Repeating his famous America-first message, the US said: "The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous

"I believe in As of the US, I will always put First.

Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first," he said, adding, that first doesn't necessarily mean "alone".

Trump said that the US "will no longer turn a blind eye" to some economic practices he called "predatory behaviour".

"We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of We support free trade, but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal. In the end, unfair trade undermines us all."

The US leader said in his address that "is open for and is competitive again".

"The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous … There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the is open for business," he said.

He added: "Come to America, where you can innovate, create and build."

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 19:18 IST
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