WASHINGTON — President Trump will not attend the Summit of Americas this week as originally planned, the White House announced on Tuesday, citing the crisis in Syria. The announcement came one day after the F.B.I. raided the office and hotel room of the president’s personal attorney, which Mr. Trump called an “attack on our country.”
In a brief statement on Tuesday morning, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president will stay in the United States and oversee America’s response to a suspected and deadly chemical attack in Syria “and to monitor developments around the world.”
Mr. Trump was to leave on his foreign trip on Friday. But on Monday, the president announced there would be a decision on America’s response to Syria by Wednesday.
Later on Monday, Mr. Trump said he was outraged to learn that documents belonging to his personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, were seized in a federal raid in New York. Mr. Trump called the raids a “disgraceful situation” and an “attack on our country in a true sense.”
In her statement on Tuesday, Ms. Sanders said Mr. Trump asked that the vice president attend the meeting of the leaders of countries in the Western Hemisphere in his place.