The U.S. typically sends a high-ranking delegation to the meeting of government and business leaders.
Over a dozen administration officials will attend the summit with Trump including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.
The WEF made the statement late Tuesday after the White House confirmed that Trump would attend the gathering of some 350 governmental leaders, plus hundreds of business executives and civil society leaders that takes place January 23-26. "I think the economic team will go over and talk about the America First economic strategy".
President Donald Trump is planning to bring a big delegation with him to the small Swiss ski town of Davos in two weeks, including at least six Cabinet secretaries and some of the White House's senior staff, according to two people involved in the administration's plans.
President Trump, who campaigned as a champion of "the forgotten" men and women and against global elites, raised eyebrows this week when the White House announced he would attend the elites' annual get-together: the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Last year, before he was inaugurated, none of Trump's aides or Cabinet nominees attended the conference.
"We're thrilled the president is coming. And I think what we know is that the economy that is good for the U.S.is good for the rest of the world".
"I expect the president will talk about trade, reciprocal, free, fair trade", Sanders said.