Trump Skipping Americas Summit to Oversee Syria Response

Trump suspends his attendance at the Summit of the Americas at the imminent attack on Syria

The trip, set to begin on Friday, would have been Trump's first visit to Latin America since taking office, the Washington Post reported.

The White House said Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the summit on behalf of Trump.

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.

President Donald Trump will skip a weekend summit of North, South and Central American leaders to oversee his administration's response to the situation in Syria, the White House announced Tuesday.

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President Donald Trump plans to send Vice President Mike Pence to an upcoming summit in South America the president has chose to skip. 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. Finally, leaders across the world are taking action on the Assad regime and we'll see this happening over the course of the next couple of weeks.

Trump canceled his plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in Washington to manage the US response to the Syrian crisis.

The AFP news agency quoted French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux as saying on Tuesday that "if a red line had been crossed, there will be a response", adding that intelligence shared by the French and U.S. leaders "in theory confirms the use of chemical weapons".

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

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