AFP: Trump cancels Davos trip over US-Mexico border wall row10 January 2019 | 20:41 | FOCUS News Agency
"I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum," he said in a tweet.
Trump blamed opposition Democrats' "intransigence" over his demand for $5.7 billion to extend a border wall with Mexico. As a side-effect of the row, swaths of the US government are temporarily closed, leaving more than 800,000 employees without pay.
Trump had been due to make a brief appearance at the annual Davos get-together, which runs between January 21-25.
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