America First But That Doesn't Mean America Alone, Says Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Theresa May

Of course, when Trump lands later Friday back in Washington, he will be confronted with reports that he ordered special counsel Bob Mueller fired in June 2016 - and his repeated insistence after that time that he had never, ever considered getting rid of Mueller.

But what I am certain of is that when Trump got on Air Force One to head back to the United States earlier today, his staff - and virtually every Republican senator and House member - breathed a big sigh of relief. "People in the world have a certain perspective about President Trump".

"I believe in America", Trump told a jam-packed auditorium at the conclusion of the annual World Economic Forum.

Elsewhere during the Q&A, Trump said he had had an enjoyable dinner with a group of European business leaders.

He insisted that his "America First" governing agenda would not prevent him from negotiating bilateral trade agreements as long as they favor American interests.

Trump framed his visit as a sign of positive things happening for the US economy.

Trump was booed by some of the audience when he said he didn't realise hoe "nasty, mean, vicious and how fake the press can be". He sought to drive a hard bargain for global businesses to increase their investment in the United States. All it took was a $1.5 trillion tax cut and a much more hands-off approach toward regulating companies for business leaders to embrace him.

Absent from the Davos scene: first lady Melania Trump. But the Russian Federation probe, which has clouded his presidency, remains front-of-mind for many in the well-read crowd here.

President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations, praising the USA partnership with Rwanda along the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum.

"To do business, come to America where you can innovate create and build".

With the tax code overhaul, the country is planning to attract trillions of dollars of US cash parked overseas.

The theme of this year's Davos Forum was "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World".

He also said he was open to negotiating multilateral trade agreements, including with members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact that Trump pulled out of a year ago. "I will never consider this whole great run that we've made complete until [Apple] starts building plants in the USA", he said.

Trump is due to address the forum on its closing day Friday, at the end of a week that saw his administration announce a new package of trade tariffs targeting China and South Korea, and spark upheaval on the currency markets.

For his part, Trump was happy about his performance as the leader of the USA government. He was greeted on arrival yesterday by hundreds of curious delegates who snapped pictures as he entered the congress centre.

Flocked by camera-wielding participants, Trump declared he'd already been given a warm welcome to the summit.

In an interview with CNBC on January 25, Trump said he was open to reconsidering his decision on TPP.

Still, Waskow said that he was heartened to hear world leaders focus on the need for global cooperation to deal with climate change, regardless of what the United States does.

Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, countered by expressing his love for Trump and saying he should be praised for not mincing his words.

The American president was by far the hottest ticket at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a mecca for central bankers, government officials and chief executives. "But America First does not mean America alone".

Asked about his visits to India and other countries recently and why everyone wants to sign economic and business deals with Israel, he said there are broadly two reasons.

Trump also tells Morgan that he is "the least racist person anybody's going to meet".