Don't be fooled by President Trump's Davos speech

Published: 21st January 2020


Responding to President Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, Amitabh Behar, Oxfam's representative at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, said:

“Don't be fooled by President Trump's glowing self-review.  This was a speech for the billionaires that the President's agenda has propped up at the expense of millions of ordinary Americans.

“It is embarrassing to see the President deliver a sales pitch for the American oil and gas industry rather then face up to challenges of the climate emergency.

“An economy that really works for women, men and the planet will not be built on tax giveaways for the richest and denials of the science.”


Notes to editors

Oxfam's global inequality report 'Time to Care' provides the latest analysis on the global inequality crisis. 

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