>> President Donald Trump took his America First message to the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday, touting America's business opportunities and honing his nationalist rhetoric to a global audience.>> I will always put America first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also.
But America first does not mean America alone.>> Reuters Correspondent Conway Giddens was in the room.>> What we got today was the cheerleader in Chief President Donald Trump saw his main job as to sell the greatness of America.>> America is open for business, and we are competitive, once again.
There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States.>> So many times throughout his speech he reference that, he said the world was seeing the greatest resurgence of the US economy. He pointed mainly to his tax cuts, but he also reference what he called getting rid of burdensome, job killing, business choking, regulation.
He also pointed to what he called, the best workforce in the world, the best universities in the world, and lower energy costs. He said all those things make America a great place to do business.>> The president, known as a scrappy fighter who's as comfortable with going after American allies as its enemies, struck a more conciliatory tone Friday calling for global cooperation and shared prosperity.
But he stressed that everyone play by the rules.>> The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices>> Trump hit on many of familiar tropes in the speech, including calling for a crackdown on immigration and radical Islamic terrorism. But in this elite crowd of world leaders and business executives, his trademark attacks on the media were not received well.
>> And it wasn't until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be, as the cameras start going off in the background.>>
Trump is the first sitting US President in 18 years to address the annual conclave of the rich and powerful at the ski resort in Switzerland.