Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump calls off his South America visit

Trump calls off his South America visit

On that note, Vice-president Mike Pence will represent the United States at the eighth Summit of the Americas at President Trump's request, the report said.

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

The news of the cancellation of the trip is spread after Trump said Yesterday that the United States would have 24 to 48 hours to decide the response to an alleged attack with chemical weapons in Syria, from which Washington wasted no time to blame the government of Bashar Al -Assad.

His travel plans changed after a Saturday night attack on the Syrian town of Douma which killed at least 60 people and injured more than 1,000 others.

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Speaking to reporters at the White House, he said: "We're making decisions as to what we do with respect to the disgusting attack that was made near Damascus".

The Acting Secretary will also engage with members of Cuban and Venezuelan independent civil society, regional business leaders, and U.S. Embassy staff.

The development also comes a day after the FBI raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, based on information gathered in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Pence 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", his spokesperson Jarrod Agen said. That news caused Trump to lash out at Mueller to reporters late Monday, describing the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid as a criminal act and an "attack on our country".

The summit would have been Trump's first trip to the region. Hopefully this will all be worth it, since the US President has pledged to have come up with a solution to the Syria crisis and worked out what the American response will be within just a few days.

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