President cancels trip to Latin America

The summit ‘s success will depend partly on how Trump interprets the National Security Strategy

Trump was supposed to travel to Bogotá following the summit visit in order to speak with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos about matters of the drug trade and an increasingly hard transition with the peace deal.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Vice President Pence will travel to the gathering instead. In that time, however, he has undertaken more distant trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several occassions.

The announcement came a day after the president called an apparent chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military "barbaric," adding the United States "cannot allow atrocities like that", Trump said during a Cabinet meeting with his top national security officials seated around him.

Trump had been due to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima and travel to Bogotá, Colombia, as well.

Trump is also annoyed that the FBI investigators have raided the office and hotel room of his personal lawyer, which the President said was "disgraceful" of them, although they were just doing their jobs and they do have cause to suspect this lawyer of various wrongdoings.

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"I'm not very surprised (with Trump's absence) because the USA government really has no clear agenda for the region", he said. Trump's response to the attack has still not been disclosed, but there will be one coming, he assured.

"We can not allow atrocities like that", said Trump.

The wide-ranging Russian investigation being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has also intensified in recent weeks, as have converging legal battles pertaining to Trump and his associates. "The president will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world". Trump found himself consumed by the Cohen raids Monday, fuming in private as well as going on a tirade about the "witch hunt" in front of reporters. "When I will not say because I don't like talking about timing".

The White House announced on Tuesday that Donald Trump will not travel to South America this week as planned.

White House officials said last week that Trump was not expected to meet with Cuban leader Raúl Castro, who is attending his last such gathering before a scheduled retirement later this month. Chinese president Xi Jinping has made economic inroads in South America for years; the USA may try to reverse those gains and shore up economic solidarity against China.

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