White House administration revealed Tuesday that President Trump’s upcoming, weekend trip to South America will be canceled due to the precedence Syria calls for.
Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary announced, “President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled.”
Sanders highlighted that Vice President Mike Pence’s attendance at the 8th Summit of the Americas will be ensured upon adding, “The president will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.”
President Trump spoke from the Oval Office publicizing, “We’re making sure terrorism funding is stopped in the countries that we are really related to.”
As the president also hosted the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, he further addressed the situation saying, “Those countries are stopping the funding of terrorism that includes UAE, it includes Saudi Arabia, it includes Qatar and others. A lot of countries were funding terrorism and were stopping it. It’s getting stopped and fast.”
While President Trump has accused Qatar of funding terrorism in the past, officials from the nation have since invited representatives from the American Department of Treasury to audit the Qatar Central Bank as a means of proving their nonparticipation in terror funding.
“We do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism. We’ve been cooperating with the United States of America to stop funding terrorism around the region,” remarked Al Thani.
All of these announcements follow the recent alleged chemical attack in Syria, occurring only days ago, which President Trump called “atrocious” and assured that “major decisions” would soon be made.
Caleb Fernandez, writer at The Daily Lev.