President Trump and Greta Thunberg's Twitter fight could be brought to life on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The American president and 17-year-old Swedish climate activist will share the venue on the opening day of the conference, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
"I think both voices are necessary," Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, told Associated Press on Sunday.
For Trump, Davos could be a welcome escape, as the U.S. Senate will initiate impeachment hours after the President's Tuesday address.
In recent years, Davos has caused a groan to speak of great ideas for its elite brew of heads of state, business leaders, and celebrities brought to the tiny Swiss ski town by private jets, while staying in and staying in $ 500 hotel rooms dinner is privately present.
President Trump returns to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. He performed at the conference of the world's leading politicians in 2018, but skipped the event last year due to the ongoing government shutdown
The same day as President Trump, 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg will appear at the World Economic Forum, who was named "Person of the Year" in 2019
President Trump went to Twitter last month to describe it as "ridiculous" that the climate activist received the honor. Trump was Time's Person of the Year after his shock victory in the 2016 presidential election
Greta Thunberg responded by briefly changing her Twitter biography to mimic the words that President Trump had used to call himself "A teenager working on her anger management problem".
Every year thousands of people – including heads of state, business leaders and celebrities – come to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Trump will serve as President for the second time on Tuesday
In Davos, Switzerland, preparations are being made for the 50th year of the World Economic Forum. President Trump is expected at the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday
Climate activists march in Switzerland in front of the World Economic Forum, which starts on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland
The same mix of executives and the wealthy is expected at this year's event, which will be strongly shaped by climate change with the appearance of Thunberg and former Vice President Al Gore.
THE US DELEGATION AT DAVOS
President Donald J. Trump
Treasurer Steven Mnuchin
Commerce Minister Wilbur Ross
Labor Minister Eugene Scalia
Minister of Transport Elaine Chao
U.S. sales representative Robert Lighthizer
Under Secretary of State for Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach
Assistant to President Ivanka Trump
Assistant to President Jared Kushner
Assistant to President Christopher Liddell
In the run-up to the summit, there were also climate protests in Switzerland.
The topic is "Stakeholders for a Coherent and Sustainable World".
Trump, who returns to the conference after skipping the conference last year, has deregulated the U.S. on fossil fuels and pulled the country out of the Paris climate deal. He made Thunberg his goal.
Last month, Trump responded to teenage boy being voted Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2019 by making fun of her serious demeanor.
Trump shared a congratulatory tweet about actress Roma Downey's Thunberg victory.
"So ridiculous," replied the president. »Greta has to work on her anger management problem and then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! & # 39;
Thunberg then briefly changed her Twitter biography and read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. I'm chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend. & # 39;
Trump also weighed in September after Thunberg made a passionate request to the world's leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to do something about the warming earth.
Greta Thunberg's (middle) facial expression when she saw President Trump (left) enter the United Nations in September went viral and became a meme
President Trump had also tweeted about Greta Thunberg in September when he mocked her for being hysterical during her address to the United Nations General Assembly
"I shouldn't be up here," Thunberg said at the time. "I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean. But you all come to us young people to have hope? How dare you! & # 39; she exclaimed.
Trump then tweeted a video of Thunberg's speech. “People suffer, people die, entire ecosystems collapse. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth, ”Thunberg had said.
She seems to be a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! & # 39; Trump said sarcastically.
Thunberg then changed her Twitter biography and called herself "a very happy young girl who is looking forward to a bright and wonderful future".
However, Thunberg's facial expression when she saw Trump enter the United States on the day she delivered her speech was not so happy.
The smelly eye Thunberg gave the American president went viral online.
Trump has received a mixed response on the world stage, including in Davos.
His criticism of the media during his appearance in 2018 sparked a mixture of groans and groans among the audience.
A few months later, during an appearance at the United Nations General Assembly – the gathering where he met Thunberg a year later – members of the audience, including heads of state, laughed loudly at Trump's bombast.
"In less than two years, my government has accomplished more than any other administration in our country's history," Trump laughed.
"So true," he added. "I wasn't expecting this reaction, but that's fine."
And then there was the incident at the NATO summit in which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke in a hot microphone about Trump's behavior at the summit.
Trudeau described to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanual Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte how Trump is essentially holding a press conference before his bilateral meetings with world leaders. The group was seen laughing.
Trump called the behavior of the Canadian Prime Minister "two faces". Trudeau admitted it.
Last night I pointed out that there was an unscheduled press conference before I met President Trump. I was happy to be part of it, but it was definitely remarkable, ”Trudea said in a press conference the next day.
The moment inspired a "Saturday Night Live" kit in which actor Paul Rudd as Macron and Jimmy Fallon as Trudeau Trump – played by Alec Baldwin – harassed in the United States cafeteria and asked Kate McKinnon's Angela Merkel to join them instead to put.
The Trumps had some problems on the world stage in 2019, including when the French government showed that Ivanka Trump's clip had been insulted by world leaders, including French President Emmanual Macron
Another incident from the NATO summit in December inspired this "Saturday Night Live" kit, in which Jimmy Fallon as Justin Trudeau, Paul Rudd as Emmanual Macron and James Corbin as Boris Johnson selected Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump in the United States cafeteria
The SNL sketch ends with the leaders giving an "Impeach Me !!!" Sign on Alec Baldwin's back. Trump was indicted later this month and his Senate trial begins Tuesday, the same day he will make a key speech in Davos
The incident also commemorated the naughty government video in which Ivanka Trump was abused by executives like Macron, Christine Lagarde, who is now President of the European Central Bank, and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Who does Trump meet with at DAVOS?
Dr. Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq
Imran Khan of Pakistan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Regional Government
Founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab
When the first daughter tries to get excited about the discussion with her hands, she is largely ignored, as the video clip of the G-20 in July showed.
Both Trumps go to Davos.
Merkel and Lagarde will also be present.
Ivanka Trump is a member of the seven-member delegation that has announced that it will represent the United States in Davos before even the president has committed to attending.
She tweeted about her attendance on Monday.
"We traveled to Davos to urge the world's largest employers to sign our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers and work with us to unlock the potential of our employees and accelerate the historic wave of opportunities, wage growth, and job creation in the United States," Ivanka wrote Trump.
The President can take the opportunity to turn heads in impeachment proceedings against the Senate, which will begin in the hours after his speech in Davos.
Trump will also host a dinner and attend several bilateral executive meetings during his two-day stay in Switzerland.
He will have the advantage of not having any unpleasant contact with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who got out on Monday.
The Iranians accuse the organizers of "abruptly changing their agenda".
Trump took a victory lap for the American drone attack in Iraq, in which Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed, a move that brought the countries to the brink of war.
And while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is attending the conference, he wasn't on the list of leaders Trump wanted to meet.
However, Trump will meet at the summit Iraqi President Barham Salih and Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Regional Government – two important meetings that could affect America's future in the Middle East.
The White House also announced Monday that Trump would sit down with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Schwab.
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