Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was scheduled to fly out to Davos on Monday to lead a large administration delegation to the World Economic Forum annual meeting ahead of Trump’s arrival. But those plans were also being reconsidered late Sunday as the shutdown dragged toward its third day. Should the impasse last deep into the week, the entire trip could get canceled.
“It would not look very good to have a bunch of senior people in Switzerland if the government is still shut down,” a senior administration official said.
In addition to Trump, the large Davos delegation was set to include chief of staff John Kelly, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and other senior staff as well as several other cabinet secretaries and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law.