Via euronews: Trump tells Davos: ‘America First’ does not mean ‘America alone’

Via euronews: Trump tells Davos: ‘America First’ does not mean ‘America alone’

Key points from Trump’s speech

  • Trump says he is here today to represent the interests of the American people
  • 2.4 million jobs have been created since his election. The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America
  • “America is open for business and we are competitive once again”. Regulation is “stealth taxation”.
  • “‘America First’ does not mean “America Alone’… We support free trade but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal.”
  • US will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair trade practices. Predatory behaviours are distorting markets. “We cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others.”
  • US is prepared to negotiate mutually beneficial bilateral trade pacts with all countries, including TPP countries
  • Trump asks friends and allies to invest in own defences and meet financial obligations. He calls for “maximum pressure to de-nuke the Korean peninsula” and on partners to block Iran’s path to nuclear weapons
  • US committed to ensuring Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for terrorists. Almost 100% of land taken by ISIL has been taken back, but the fight against Islamist militants is not over
  • On migration, America needs a new “merit-based system”

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