Donald arrives at Davos summit in Swiss Alps wearing SNOW grips before ...

Expecting a frosty reception? Donald arrives at Davos summit in Swiss Alps wearing SNOW grips before making keynote address President arrived at the gathering of the world's political and business elite  He sported what appeared to be a rubber cover over his usual black brogues  After removing the covers, addressed the delegates gathered in the hall

By Jack Elsom For Mailonline and Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:33 GMT, 21 January 2020 | Updated: 14:50 GMT, 21 January 2020

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Donald touched down in the Swiss Alps this morning hoping the Davos summit will be free of any slip ups - as he marched across the landing strip in a pair of snow grips.

The President arrived at the annual gathering of the world's political and business elite sporting what appeared to be rubber covers over his usual black brogues. 

When he descended the steps of Air Force One at Zurich International Airport, he was not wearing the covers, suggesting he had fitted them during his flight over the mountains in Marine One. 

But although the President braced for the winter weather, he is also preparing to receive a frosty reception from certain delegates - including 17-year-old eco-activist Greta Thunberg who earlier made a veiled swipe at his climate scepticism . 

The President arrived at the annual gathering of the world's political and business elite sporting what appeared to be a rubber cover over his usual black brogues

The President arrived at the annual gathering of the world's political and business elite sporting what appeared to be a rubber cover over his usual black brogues

Donald Trump arrived at the Swiss Alps Davos summit this morning ahead of his keynote address

Donald arrived at the Swiss Alps Davos summit this morning ahead of his keynote address 

When he descended the steps of Air Force One at Zurich International Airport, he was not wearing the covers, suggesting he had fitted them during his flight over the mountains in Marine One

When he descended the steps of Air Force One at Zurich International Airport, he was not wearing the covers, suggesting he had fitted them during his flight over the mountains in Marine One

After removing his snow grips, swept into a packed auditorium where he made a keynote speech hailing the trade deals he has recently brokered with China and Mexico as a model for the 21st Century.  

His address picked up on some of the themes voiced when he first addressed the WEF two years ago. 

He said: 'America's thriving, America's flourishing, and yes America is winning again like never before.

He talked of the 'rather dismal state' of the economy under the Obama administation, as he boasted of signing

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