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Trump arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum

Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 4:31 AM EST

President Trump left for Davos, Switzerland, and the World Economic Forum Wednesday night, shortly after an impromptu press conference with reporters in which he said he is looking forward to being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and is open to a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

Mr. Trump arrived in Zurich at 4:19 a.m. EST Thursday.

The impromptu remarks before he left the U.S. shed light on his thinking, as Mueller's probe intensifies and as Congress looks for a deal on immigration. Mr. Trump said Wednesday he would be willing to testify under oath, something he had declined to say as recently as two weeks ago. The president said he expects such an interview to happen in the next two or three weeks.

Meanwhile, his comments Wednesday were perhaps the most specific he has offered so far in terms of what he would be willing to offer, in exchange for border wall and border security funding. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, during the government shutdown over the weekend, said he wasn't entirely clear what Mr. Trump wanted out of an immigration deal.

In Davos, Mr. Trump will be pushing his America first policies, along with a large team of his senior aides and Cabinet officials.

The trip to Davos comes as Mr. Trump is under global scrutiny, for comments he made about "sh*thole countries" in a meeting on immigration with leaders in Congress, and for policies on trade and climate change that doesn't necessarily sit well with other world leaders.