President Barack Obama is slicing his Asian trip this weekend in half, and may cancel the entire trip, as he continues to oppose GOP reforms to his government takeover of the nation’s health care system.
He’s still slated to fly out to Indonesia and Brunei for international summits, starting Saturday, but he cancelled stopovers in Malaysia and the Philippines.
He said he’d send Secretary of State John Kerry in his place.
“Last night, President Obama called Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia to inform him that, due to the government shutdown, he will not be able to go forward with his planned travel to Malaysia,” said a White House statement issued Oct. 2.
Malaysia is located between Indian and Thailand.
In his call to the the president of the Philippines, “the President reaffirmed …