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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You are national leaders, business titans, industry giants and many of the brightest minds in many fields.

That’s how the president described his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today. is open for business. His overseas trip comes while there are new revelations back here at home about how firmly the president may have canada goose outlet in toronto resisted the special counsel investigation into his campaign and possible links to Russia. The New York Times reported this this morning. And that may have been on his mind today.

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INSKEEP: So a mix of resentment and appreciation and some contradictions that had to be managed within the canada goose outlet online uk president’s speech as well. And let’s listen to some of that. Of course, President Trump has said that he favors a policy of America First. He’s attacked other nations for unfair trade and sending too many immigrants. But here he is at Davos reaching out to the world, and he tried to harmonize those two ideas. Let’s listen.

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INSKEEP: Because there was this long process that resulted in an agreement that the president pulled out of.

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