President cancels trip to Latin America

Katrina Barker
April 11, 2018

President Donald Trump will skip a summit in Latin America this week to oversee the us response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria after he threatened military action, the White House confirmed Tuesday. "That's why Trump's absence from the summit, where for the first time there won't be a USA president among the participants, marks a key point in ties and in the application of policies based on consensus", Rodriguez said.

As reported by The Telegraph, Mr. Pence has previously served as Mr. Trump's envoy to the region and met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

The three-day trip, set to begin Friday, would have been Trump's first visit to Latin America since taking office.

"The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8 Summit of the Americas at President Trump's request", said a spokesperson for Pence in a written statement Tuesday. Anyway, it seems like America will be making huge strides forwards in their handling of the Syria crisis, even if it means Trump missing an important summit in South America.

In addition to managing the potential USA response to last weekend's attack in Syria, Trump has been monitoring what he fears may be a migrant crisis at the US border with Mexico.

The White House has pushed back on criticism blaming Trump for the attack after he said he wanted to remove all US forces from Syria. Trump's response to the attack has still not been disclosed, but there will be one coming, he assured.

"We must not overlook Russian Federation and Iran's roles in enabling the Assad regime's murderous destruction", Haley said.

That summit was expected to mark an important turning point in Trump's relationship with Latin American nations, but people close to him have said that he wasn't all that enthusiastic about the trip and is glad to have found a legitimate reason to call it off.

Trump had planned to talk about encouraging commercial ties, persuading the countries to take a stronger stance against the crisis in Venezuela, and of course immigration issues. "We all know how to smile and nod along, so we're not too anxious". He can work on his relationship with South America later, when he can stomach meeting its leaders.

"Being loud, always at the center of attention, constant scandals ... that's been our reality for many years", Montenegro said. In the meantime, the president will also have to answer to the countries slighted by his absence at the Latin American conference, and be prepared for whatever comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid. "Now whatever they say is questioned".

Mr Obama told the assembled Latin American rulers that America wanted to help their countries develop economically, but that the old era of unwanted American interference were over.

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