In Davos, Trump hosts a dinner with the American Delegation and global chief executive officers.

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Gianno Infantino, FIFA president, gave Trump a soccer ball “just to remind everyone what the real priority is of life,” and then spent several minutes introducing him. 

INFANTINO: “It gives joy and it gives hope to millions and millions of people all over the world. That’s all we have to do.” 

“Second reason is, the U.S. and soccer — I have to inform you that the U.S. is on the verge of becoming the soccer power of the world. And president Trump has been in this venture since the beginning (world cup planning). He wanted it to be organized with Canada and Mexico.” 

“The third reason… is yourself. President Trump is definitely a sports guy.” 

Infantino compared POTUS to the world-class athletes he often interacts with: “President Trump is made of the same sort of fiber. He is competitive… He wants to win.” 

TRUMP: “I really appreciate it and I appreciate your steadfast movement. I wanted to have it there and you wanted to have it there. But it’s going to be very exciting,” POTUS said of North America hosting the world cup in 2026. 

Trump invited the business leaders to go around the table and “promote what you want to promote.” 

Trump sat across from Ivanka, who wore a satin midi dress in emerald green with matching pumps. 

Mnuchin, Kushner, Kudlow, and Mulvaney were also in attendance. 

From the WH:

Today, President Donald J. Trump hosts a dinner with the American Delegation and global chief executive officers.  This dinner is an opportunity to discuss America’s thriving economy and highlight the sustained economic expansion that is possible when companies invest in American companies and its workforce.
 
 
The following individuals are expected to attend:
 
The White House
President Donald J. Trump
Mick Mulvaney, Acting Chief of Staff
Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor
Larry Kudlow, Director of the United States National Economic Council
Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President
Jared Kusher, Senior Advisor to the President
Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination
 
Trump Administration:
Ambassador McMullen, United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce
Secretary Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Labor
Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative
Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
 
External Participants
Dr. Patrice Motsepe, Founder & Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa
Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rakuten Inc., Japan
Dr. Joerg Reinhardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Novartis AG, Switzerland
Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS AG, Switzerland
Joe Kaeser, President & Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG, Germany
Amin H. Nasser, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse AG, Switzerland
Kenichiro Yoshida, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Corporation, Japan
Gianni Infantino, President, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Switzerland
Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays, United Kingdom
Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP Plc, United Kingdom
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Netherlands
Bill Thomas, Global Chairman, KPMG, Canada
Dr. Herbert Diess, Chief Executive Officer, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Corporation, Finland
Farouk A Bastaki, Managing Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), Kuwait
Lim Chow Kiat, Chief Executive Officer, GIC Private Limited (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Private Limited), Singapore
Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International Pte Ltd, Singapore
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Moët Hennessy, France
Börje Ekholm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden
Masayoshi Son, Chief Executive Officer, SoftBank, Japan
Rajeev Misra, Board Director & Executive Vice President, SoftBank, Japan
Ana Botin, Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander, Spain
Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg
Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar

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