Trump Bails On Latin America Trip To Make ‘Major Decisions’ About Syria
President Donald Trump has canceled his first official visit to Latin America. The move cones as his administration evaluates the ongoing crisis in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South America in his place. According to NBC news, the president was scheduled to depart to Lima, Peru, to attend the Summit of the Americas this week, followed by a stop in Bogota, Colombia. But on Monday, Trump said that his administration was investigating a new suspected chemical attack in Syria and that he would be making “major decisions in the next 24 to 48 hours.” Last year, Trump’s administration launched strikes on a Syrian airfield to send a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that chemical weapons would not be tolerated.