Trump Cancels his Participation at 8th Summit of the Americas

Trump to skip South America summit to “oversee the American response to Syria”

Trump Cancels South America Trip to Weigh Action on Syria

President plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to an upcoming summit in the president has chose to skip.

Trump had been scheduled to travel to Lima, Peru, on Friday to attend the Summit of the Americas and then travel on to Bogota, Colombia.

"At the president's request, the vice president will travel in his stead".

The White House says President Donald Trump will skip an upcoming summit in South America and will remain in the United States to "oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world". Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach, Florida, previous year when he ordered missile strikes in Syria in response to a chemical attack by government forces. "The President will remain in the U.S. to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world".

"We have to be sensible, Trump's contempt for Latin America has been confirmed", said Rodriguez, citing Trump's project to build a wall on the border with Mexico to curb illegal immigration. "Russia could stop this senseless slaughter if it wanted, but it stands with the Assad regime and supports without any hesitation".

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White House officials said the decision to miss the summit was made Monday, adding that the raid of the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen was not a factor in the decision. The raid was separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The White House had already scaled back the trip in recent weeks, and one planned meeting with Peru's president was canceled after he resigned amid corruption allegations. "I don't like talking about timing", he said. "He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger US economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for their actions".

CNBC also spoke to Sergio Montenegro, who works in Lima, and he compared Trump with some populist leaders who came to power in Latin America.

"He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger USA economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for their actions". He met with leaders in Colombia, Argentina and Panama in August.

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