President Trump's scheduled trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week may not occur if the government remains closed, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday.
"I don't know that that's very likely. I wouldn't imagine that it is," Sanders told reporters at the White House when asked whether Trump's trip will still take place if the government shutdown continues this week. "Our priority is making sure the government is reopened."
Trump was scheduled to leave for Davos on Wednesday. However, since the government shut down Friday midnight after Congress failed to reach a spending deal that would have kept the government running, Trump has scrapped a trip to Mar-a-Lago, where he was scheduled to attend a fundraiser in honor of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
"As of right now, obviously, the Cabinet has delayed their departure, and we'll determine what that looks like as the day goes on," Sanders said, referring to the other members of the U.S. delegation — including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — that was scheduled to join Trump at the ritzy forum this week.
The White House said this month that the World Economic Forum would have provided Trump an opportunity to discuss his "America First" agenda with world leaders.