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Obama cancels trip to Asia

  • President Obama announced that he'd be shortening his trip to Asia and dealing with the government shutdown instead. According to the White House, he has now canceled his trip completely and won't be visiting Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. 

    The White House mentioned that "the cancellation of this trip is another consequence of the House Republicans forcing a shutdown of the government."

    Obama had been scheduled to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia on Saturday followed by the East Asia Summit in Brunei. John Kerry will be making these trips instead. 

    Tagged as: government shutdown, president obama, obama asia trip, world news