With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an “interesting discussion partner” at its annual Davos event starting this week.

Klaus Schwab says he saw Trump shortly before Christmas and heard he had been “very much looking forward to coming back.” Last year, Trump was a highlight attendee at the elite gathering in the Swiss Alps, where he dined with business executives and met foreign leaders.

Trump has canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to Davos this year amid the partial government shutdown.

The WEF chief is focusing on reshaping the “global architecture” that has split populists and globalists and left many people feeling left out.

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