With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America

Trump Cancels South America Trip to Weigh Action on Syria

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.

Sanders said Trump has chose to stay in the United States to "oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world". In that time, however, he has undertaken more distant trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several occassions. Mattis chose to stay in Washington as the administration is mulling action against the Syrian regime after the alleged chemical attack in Douma.

This will be the first time that a USA president has not attended the Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14.

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. It was not yet clear what decision Trump will make in response to the latest attack.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, he said: "We're making decisions as to what we do with respect to the frightful attack that was made near Damascus". Trump's response to the attack has still not been disclosed, but there will be one coming, he assured.

'Netanyahu, Trump clash over Syria early withdrawal plan'
The further concern is the threat to other Trump administration goals, such as blunting Iran's influence in the region. Trump's sudden embrace of a pullout was itself a reversal of a strategy for Syria he endorsed just a few months ago.

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.

"I'm going to bet you he holds his regular schedule today", Kudlow said. It will be interesting to see how Vice President Pence manages the situation at the summit, and how the other countries react to him. The U.S.is working to coordinate Latin American countries on a pressure campaign against Venezuela's government.

Trump had been expected to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, among other leaders, although the White House had announced no specific meetings.

Trump during a meeting with senior military leadership in Washington on April 9. The list of South and Central Americas leaders slated to attend who Trump has panned includes the leaders of Mexico, Honduras and Cuba.

"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", said Jarrod Agen, Pence's deputy chief of staff and communications director.

Related News:



Most liked

GOP dismisses report that tax law will add $1.9 trillion to debt
Expirations for individual tax rates at the end of 2025 will slow economic growth as well. Beginning in 2020, however, the CBO said deficits would exceed $1 trillion a year.

Oil edges up but US-China trade tensions curb gains
West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 gained 3. 3 percent , or $2.09, to settle at $65.51 a barrel. That was the highest finish for the most active contract since December 1, 2014, according to FactSet.

Japan sack boss Halilhodzic just two months from World Cup
He also helped them qualify for the World Cup only to be axed just four months before the tournament in South Africa. "We'll do everything we can to produce good results [at the World Cup ]".

Mohamed Salah trains to boost Liverpool ahead of Man City game
The Reds thrashed the Citizens 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-final at Anfield last week and already have one foot in the semi-finals.

Lewis Hamilton questions Max Verstappen's maturity
Bahrain, on the other hand, was well deserved with Ferrari having outpaced Mercedes throughout the course of the race weekend. Moderator: "I'll just apologise for any colourful language in Sebastian's answer there.

Vanuatu denies Chinese approach to set up military base
In 2016, Russian Federation was seen to be looking for a foothold in the Pacific when it gave $19m in weaponry to Fiji. The Djibouti base features a port, helicopter base, hangars and accommodation for up to 10,000 troops.

Guardiola: We need to produce ideal performance
He said: "The whole team kept them out on Wednesday because the three up front were defending". 'We defend pretty well, very compact.

'Withdrawal from nuclear deal will harm US'
But it is still allowed to develop nuclear technology for civilian purposes, including energy production and scientific research. However, "our response will be stronger than what they imagine, and they will receive it (the response) within a week", he said.

Victim identified in deadly fire at Trump Tower
That was well after the opening of Trump Tower in February 1983. "The top flooring, the residence flooring, are not sprinklered". Fox News pointed out though that sprinklers weren't required in York New York skyscrapers when construction on it began in 1979.

Ferrer sends Spain into Davis Cup semi-finals
Nadal said after the match he is still regaining sharpness. "I played more aggressively as the match went on". Ferrer and Kohlschreiber's match was locked at one set each at the Plaza de Toros in Valencia on Sunday.

'Black Panther' to overtake 'Titanic' in all-time domestic box office gross
Its follow-up and the biggest Marvel film to date, Avengers: Infinity War will release this month on 27th, and it, too, is expected to shatter multiple box office records.

Australia smash team pursuit world record as England take silver
McKeon set a Commonwealth record of 56.78 seconds to beat Groves, whose 57.19 was faster than the time she swam on Thursday. At one point in the clip , we see just how close the officers were to the giant shark.

Feds seize Backpage.com, other sites in enforcement action
Meanwhile, people who said they had placed ads on Backpage complained that they were not issued refunds or notified of a shutdown. Federal authorities have seized the Backpage .com network of classified websites on Friday and the sites are no longer operating.

Ferrari's Raikkonen tops the timesheets in final Bahrain GP practice
Sadly, Williams were also-rans in qualifying, with Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll starting tomorrow's race in 18th and 20th. Frenchman Pierre Gasly was sixth in the Honda-powered Toro Rosso and Kevin Magnussen was seventh for Haas .

BJP MPs protest against Congress for disrupting Budget session
They (opposition parties) are turning increasingly violent against the BJP. It is a strength of BJP that affects opponents.