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Trump Cancels Trip to Latin America

Posted April 10, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Eileen Sullivan & Julie Hirschfeld Davis – New York Times)

President Trump canceled a trip to South America that was to have begun on Friday, the White House announced on Tuesday, citing the crisis in Syria as Mr. Trump fumed publicly about F.B.I. raids targeting his personal lawyer.

In a brief statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president would stay in the United States and oversee America’s response to a suspected and deadly chemical attack in Syria, “and to monitor developments around the world.”

But when the president himself spoke, it was not about Syria but of his outrage that federal agents in New York on Monday raided the office and hotel room of Michael D. Cohen, his longtime lawyer and fixer. The F.B.I. seized documents in what Mr. Trump called “a disgraceful situation” and an “attack on our country.” Click here to read more.

Related: ‘Smile and Nod’ – Latin American Leaders Brace for Tense Trump Visit (Reuters)