US President Donald Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags on
Updated : January 21, 2019 11:58 AM IST
It was unclear whether the shutdown, now in its 20th day, would end before the start of the global economic meeting, which is scheduled for January 22 to 25.
Trump and congressional Democrats are in a battle over funding for the government and Trump's long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.
The president had told reporters at the White House earlier on Thursday that he intended to speak at the forum but would not attend if the shutdown continued.