On the same day that the Global Financial Crisis took over the news cycle, US President Donald Trump will attend the Summit of the Americas in the United States, the US State Department announced.
Trump will be the first sitting US president to attend the event since the crisis began in the summer of 2008.
During his presidency, the president has repeatedly voiced concerns over global financial markets, saying in March that “We have to be very, very vigilant about this.
It is going to be a very, extremely dangerous situation.”
Since the financial crisis began, Trump has called the global economy a “mess” and said it is in a “state of disarray,” even after the US economy has improved and the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7 percent.
“The fact is, the global financial system is in disarray.
It’s a mess,” Trump said during an interview with CNN.
“It’s a problem.
It could be a disaster, but we have to do something.
And I’m saying, get on with it.
I’m not saying, we’re going to bail it out, but get on.”
The president also said in May that he would not be attending the Summit due to a “medical emergency” in his family.
In a speech to the US Congress in July, Trump said he “will not be taking part in the G20, the World Economic Forum, the G-20 summit or any other global economic event.”