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In Davos Speech, Trump Touts U.S. 'Resurgence'


"America is open for business," U.S. President Donald Trump told the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26.

President Donald Trump has told global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum that the United States is resurgent and is "open for business."

"The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America," Trump said in his January 26 keynote address at the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

"America is open for business and we are competitive once again," he said in the speech, which came a little over a year after he took office championing an "America First" agenda.

"There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States," said.

Trump argued in the address that a prosperous United States is good for the world, saying that as "the United States grows, so does the world."

He said that trade must be "fair and reciprocal" and that Washington will enforce trade rules.

Turning to geopolitical matters, Trump said that the United States will continue to call on partners to "block Iran's path" to developing or acquiring nuclear weapons.

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He said that the United States is committed to ensuring Afghanistan "never again" becomes a haven for terrorists and said the fight against the extremist group Islamic State is not over.

Hinting at Russia's clout as an exporter of oil and gas, Trump said that nobody should have to depend on a single country for energy.

With reporting by AP, Reuters, and CNN
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