Obama postpones trip to the Philippines, Malaysia
October 2nd, 2013
07:08 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama postpones trip to the Philippines, Malaysia

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will not travel to the Philippines and Malaysia because of the government shutdown, he told the leaders of both nations, the White House said.

Secretary of State John Kerry will go in his place.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    My extensive family and circle of friends and asociate support and stand by you Mr. President.
    What is happening is nothing more than a modern day lynching of a duly elected President, but we the people, the ones that can least afford this shutdown STAND WITH YOU!!

    October 2, 2013 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  2. kirk

    Ohh, now that's just sad, NO KEYSTONE!!! He will cave and give the gop an opportunity to kick the working man again, act like you had no other choice but to.

    October 2, 2013 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  3. Data Driven

    Yeah, probably a good idea. Our country is facing a rebellion, Mr. President - better stick around.

    October 2, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Despite the fact that the shutdown is costing an estimated $300 million per day, that fact still won't stop the hive mind of the extreme right from criticizing the Obama administration about the costs and expenses associated with Sec'y Kerry's trip.

    October 2, 2013 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  5. What's in that tea anyway?

    We are with you Pres. Obama. What we can all expect now is the Tea Terrorists are going to make sure this country defaults on its debts with a phoney offer to negotiate to raise the debt ceiling. We shouldn't waste our time, these folks have no interest whatsoever in this country paying its bills. They are thrilled to have shut the government down this week....Next they will cheer in the streets the chance to destroy the entire global economy and turn the US in to a third world nation...Credit rating from AAA to F in less than a week. Interest rates that will break everybody...then, and only then will the Tea Baggers be able to claim victory and exact revenge for having lost every national election.

    October 2, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Great. Stick to your guns on Healthcare Law. We will back you up. Good luck, our buddy.

    October 2, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |