"The majority of executives I meet with are very pleased with what the White House has done around tax reform and deregulation - Trump will be applauded for that", Ryan said.
"Let's not forget he is the democratically elected president of the most powerful nation in the world", Schwab said.
"One of the key findings of the (first) paper is that Europeans, especially younger people, believe that a core set of European values, based on inclusion and equality, openness and diversity, democracy and inclusiveness and sustainable growth are coming increasingly under threat", said WEF. The White House has previously said that Trump would detail his "America First" stance - which doesn't always square with the Davos globalist mindset - and that it was assessing day by day whether the government shutdown might derail his trip. They will speak again at Davos, Switzerland. Armenia's participation in the Davos Forum is also important in terms of the country's overall progress and increase of its image, Aram Araratyan - spokesperson of the Armenian Prime Minister, said in an interview with ARMENPRESS.
Davos attendees include King Abdullah of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah and Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Merkel and Macron have lobbied Trump hard to keep the United States in the Paris climate accord and Iran nuclear pact, only for him to distance himself from those deals.
Among the other leaders attending are British Prime Minister Theresa May, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and several African leaders, including Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin is leading the delegation of Cabinet members and top aides and was scheduled to leave on Monday.
Last year, the sole envoy from the Trump camp in the week leading up to his inauguration was Anthony Scaramucci, the NY financier who was sacked after just 10 days as White House communications director.
The U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver a conference-closing speech on Friday.
This year, 21% of participants will be women and, for the first time, all seven co-chairs of the summit will be female.