'Economist' EIC: No One Talked About Impeachment in Davos

January 26, 2020

The editor in chief of the Economist said on Sunday that attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, were gearing up for a second Trump term, while "literally no one" spoke to her about impeachment.

CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria asked Economist editor Zanny Minton Beddoes what the global elite in Davos thought about impeachment.

"To be honest, I didn't think they're paying a huge amount of attention to it," Beddoes said.

She went on to say that while few were closely following what they saw as a foregone conclusion, many attendees were "taking almost as given that there might be a second term for President Trump."

"The mood I think certainly amongst the business types in Davos was 'get ready for a second term,'" Beddoes said. "Literally no one spoke to me about impeachment."

House Democrats presented their impeachment case against Trump to the Senate this past week. Trump's lawyers will continue their defense of the president this week, in advance of a possible end to the trial on Friday.