Domestic politics is playing a role in why President Trump surprised the world with his plans to attend the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Insiders revealed there are concerns that Trump supporters in key election battleground states disapprove of his handling of foreign policy and relations with other nations. And he wants to change that.

According to one internal survey shared with Secrets, 54 percent of his base in the battlegrounds disapprove. Among all voters, just 39 percent approve of his dealings with other nations.

“That’s a very weak spot, and he pays attention to his base and their concerns,” said one associate.

In Davos, Trump will take the biggest stage and give the closing keynote address this week. And he won’t be alone. He is taking at least eight Cabinet secretaries and dozens of lower administration officials as a show of U.S. force.

In fact, the American presence will be so big that there is a bit of a security concern.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at