President Donald Trump on Friday said that the economic growth taking place in the US is solely due to his “America first” and the agenda also benefits the rest of the world at World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos .
Trump is addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos. He will be the first US president to visit World Economic Forum since Bill Clinton in 2000.
President Trump also offered "America's friendship and partnership" to the world in his debut appearance before the global business elite in Davos.”
He asserted that "America First does not mean America alone."
Here are the highlights from Donald Trump's speech:
6.50 pm : America needs a new “merit-based system” based on people’s ability to support themselves financially.
6: 44 pm : As the US president, I will always put America first and all other leaders should do the same for their nations.
6.42 pm : America first doesn’t mean America alone.
6:41 pm : There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States
6.40 pm : The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America.
6.38 pm : We have created 2.4 million jobs since my election. Unemployment among Hispanics and African-Americans is at a all-time low in America.
6.36 pm : Growth is strong and the stock market is smashing one record after another.
6: 35 pm: Business, consumer and manufacturer confidence is the highest in decades.