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Trump may skip Davos meeting if govt shutdown persists

ANI  |  Washington [USA] 

on Thursday said that he would not attend the annual meeting of the Economic Forum (WEF), which is slated to be held in later this month, if the continues to remain suspended.

Trump, while talking to the press at the White House, informed that his trip to in is "still on" for now, but he "won't go" if the government shutdown continues ahead of January 21, according to The Hill.

The annual Economic Forum meeting is scheduled to begin from January 22 and will continue till January 25.

The shutdown reached an impasse after Trump on Wednesday walked out of the negotiation meeting over wall funding with Congressional leaders, including and

"Just left a meeting with and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!," Trump tweeted.

This comes a day after Trump, in his maiden address from the Oval office, reiterated his demand for USD 5.7 billion to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, asserting that the "growing crisis" of illegal immigration is hurting millions of Americans.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 23:55 IST