President Donald Trump won’t attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled
The announcement was made by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press secretary, who also said that at the President’s request, the Vice President will travel in his stead.
Trump decided to remain in the U.S. to oversee the American response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He said that a military response to the recent attack near Damascus, which left at least 49 people dead, is not off the table.
The White House’s decision to send Vice President Mike Pence in Trump’s place also comes as the president deals with the FBI’s raid of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday.
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