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Trump takes on Thunberg and 'pessimism' at Davos

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22.01.2020

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It was, predictably, a rather different speech from the US President to open the 50th World Economic Forum.

Almost every other speech and panel here is about global cooperation and climate change.

President Trump's main message was about the unprecedented success of the US economy and his own policies.

While the rest of Davos is complaining that the world is on fire, the US President appeared to suggest that he himself and the US economy is what is burning bright right now.

"The US is in the midst of an economic boom the likes of which the world has never seen before," set the general tone.

The US was a "roaring geyser of........

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