While US public attention is focused on the impeachment trial of the White House leader in the Senate, President Donald Trump made a remarkable speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
In the face of political and business leaders gathering at the Swiss ski resort on January 21, Mr. Trump called for a rebuttal of “apocalyptic predictions” regarding climate change. global like this one.
|US President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo: AP|
According to the BBC, environmental destruction and sustainable development are a key theme in this year’s agenda of the annual summit in Davos.
When appearing on the podium, the US president did not mention Greta Thunberg directly, the 17-year-old environmental activist was a guest at the World Economic Forum 2020. Thunberg gave the opening speech of the event. entitled “Preventing the Climate End of the World”, in which she emphasized, people “have generally raised awareness about the risks of climate change and global warming … but not …” Something has been done. “
However, Mr. Trump said that now is the time for optimism, not pessimism and the United States will protect its economy. Regarding environmental activists, he commented that these “alarm experts always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives.”
In his speech, the White House leader also loudly praised the US economic achievements since he came to power three years ago. He thanked foreign companies for investing in the United States and urged more foreign businesses to do so. According to him, with every business seeking success “there is no better place than America”.
But, as in many previous remarks, Mr. Trump has publicly criticized the decisions of the US Federal Reserve (FED). He described the Fed as “raising interest rates too quickly and lowering them too slowly”, resulting in negative effects for the US economy.
Reuters quoted Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, criticizing President Trump’s speech as “astounding” and “as if what people are seeing with their own eyes does not exist there”.