Sanders said that Trump would defend his agenda while participating in the forum of global elites. Modi and Trump met twice previous year - in Washington DC and in Manila at the Asean meet. 'At this year's World Economic Forum, the president looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen American businesses, American industries and American workers'.
This year's theme reflects the gathering's worldwide flavor: "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World". Since the gathering began in 1971, the event has become synonymous with global elites - a group that Mr. Trump attacked during the 2016 campaign while vowing to improve the lives of America's working men and women.
Last year, President Xi Jinping of China attended the forum, which began just days before Mr. Trump's inauguration, becoming the first Chinese leader to mingle with the corporate and media crowd in the mountain village.
In a separate statement, Klaus Schwab, the founder of the forum, said Trump would offer a "direct perspective" on the U.S.'s priorities and that the president would be accompanied by key Cabinet ministers and US lawmakers.
Sanders later told reporters "the main reason he is going there" is to "talk about the America First agenda".
On the American side, President Clinton was the last to attend the Forum in 2000. Neither George W Bush nor Barack Obama visited the conference.