Donald Trump cancels South America trip

Donald Trump cancels South America trip

Donald Trump cancels South America trip

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as planned. "At the Presidents request, the Vice President will travel in his stead".

President Donald Trump's decision to skip a summit in South America might hinder his policy goals in the region.

According to the reports, Trump met with the military officials in the White House on Monday evening to deliberate over the administration's response to an alleged chemical weapons attack carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government against its own people.

Prior to the start of last night's meeting with the military brass, Trump told reporters the "getting some very good clarity" on who carried out the attack, saying the public would know "pretty soon" about the USA military retaliation. "Russia could stop this senseless slaughter if it wanted, but it stands with the Assad regime and supports without any hesitation".

Trump said Monday he would "forcefully" respond to the weapons attack in Syria and would soon decide how.

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And in 2011, former President Barack Obama went ahead with a trip to Brazil while American forces were striking Libya.

"I'm going to bet you he holds his regular schedule today", Kudlow said. The list of South and Central Americas leaders slated to attend who Trump has panned includes the leaders of Mexico, Honduras and Cuba.

Latin America analysts said they had expected to hear a national security-focused exploration of Trump's focus on border security and reducing illegal and legal immigration to the United States.

"He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger United States economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for their actions".

The trip to Peru and following visit to Colombia would have been the president's first visit to #Latin America, and had already been pulled back from five days to three. Mr.

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