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Trump's Asian Visit

Trump skips East Asia summit and sends Tillerson instead

ASEAN summit's 2-hour delay forces president's early departure

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to depart as he returns home to the U.S. from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Nov. 14.   © Reuters

MANILA -- U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his appearance at the East Asia summit, a gathering of 18 countries including China, Japan and India being held in Manila on Tuesday.

The summit, which was part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in the Philippine capital, was nearly two hours behind schedule.

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