President Obama cancels Asian trip
October 3rd, 2013
10:41 PM ET
7 months ago

President Obama cancels Asian trip

(CNN) – President Obama has canceled a trip to Indonesia and Brunei due to the government shutdown, the White House announced Thursday night. Secretary of State John Kerry will lead delegations to both countries instead of the president, the press release said.


Filed under: Government Shutdown • Indonesia • President Obama
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. ED1

    That will give you more time to play golf have fun at our expense as always.

    October 3, 2013 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. Name Uche Agonsi

    yeah. People whose houses are fire dont go for rat-hunting. Obviously, while Mr. President battles to put both international and US economies in order, Boehner and his Repub thugs are busy at home destroying every single gain Obama made in the name of politics. The only thing Americans do is criticise both political divide. The beat goes on unstoppable.

    October 4, 2013 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  3. j

    one less vacation for president absent mind. only had 4 years to do his job and propose a budget. better go golfing

    October 4, 2013 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  4. charlies curry

    good deal.. soo he can sign some more wavers Great ...please for the love of your kids there kids .open your eyes!!!-!! Please go to the goverment web site look up (WAVERS) the people who should be paying into this ALL got wavers .the only people payin for health care and payin the taxes are the working poor:( dem,and GOP are in bed together to line there pocketts .please please please look. how can a company like( micky dees ) be in hardship cant pay a dime while poor joe down the street with two part time jobs can??????????please look whos on the list.

    October 4, 2013 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
  5. charlies curry

    oh yesss please go !!!!!

    October 4, 2013 03:05 am at 3:05 am |
  6. kirk

    If you take only one thing away from all this, they Don care period.the open mic exchange between Mitch and rand said a lot, but not one word about the people . Definitely only worried about politics, and so far as poll testing, yours should be fired.

    October 4, 2013 06:11 am at 6:11 am |
  7. kirk

    How did it go... just keep talking and talking, and we can win, which means lying and lying, disgusting!! Did you rwnj get the feeling their concern was for the people? I loved the video at the memorial, true gop, act concerned when the camera were rolling, he and his party deeply cut spending for that too. Like the Harry Reid comment, act horrified, only to learn their budget completely guts the same program, nothing but an absolute lie will do, wake the hell up people

    October 4, 2013 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I was watching TV night (not Fox foreign owned media) about the republicans who signed up for Obamacare. Two interviewees were quite pleased. Both got better coverage and one saved $13,000 a year on premiums and the other saved $7000. It seems that over the next few months the message to elected right wing nuts will be, "Keep your hands off my Obamacare!"

    October 4, 2013 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When Boehner told his congressional republicans to trust him when he shut down the government, it seems he was clueless about what would happen. To deliberately shut down the government for no reason puts you in a special class of terrorist.

    October 4, 2013 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Within 6 months, republicans will be campaigning for reelection saying they supported ACA, but were opposed to Obamacare. Sadly their base will not know that they are the same,

    October 4, 2013 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  11. Minnie Mouse

    The president should not be in any other country or in any other state. His office is where he is needed. The government is cutting costs on everything and a lot of them are essential, then why fly the president around when the country is in dire need because it is not essential to do that at this time because the state of our country.

    October 4, 2013 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  12. The Elephant in The Room

    Oh goody. So according to Tea Party Caucus darling, Michele Bachmann, thiis will SAVE $10M per day. Honestly, how can any self respecting American wants all these types of crazies gone from office. The TEA party 50 are like the the derilict kid you don't let hang out with your child.

    October 4, 2013 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  13. Gurgy

    Very Wise President in modern USA. Absolutely true.

    October 4, 2013 07:30 am at 7:30 am |