Trump White House cancels Davos trip for World Economic Forum

The planned delegation included Pompeo and Mnuchin.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Trump administration has canceled a planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made today, Thursday, the 27th day of Trump's partial government shutdown.

"Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," Sanders said in a statement.

Trump had already canceled his participation in Davos. The delegation would have been led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination Chris Liddell.

Earlier in the day, Trump's spokesmonster issued this statement, as an apparent petulant swipe at the Speaker of the House telling him to State of the Union somewhere else while he holds 800,000 Americans and their families hostage.

[CNN, Washington Post]