Obama Cancels Trips To Some Asian Countries Due To Government Shutdown


President Barack Obama called the leaders of Malaysia and the Philippines on Tuesday night to inform them he would not go forward with scheduled visits to those countries due to the government shutdown.

Obama told the leaders that he was committed to traveling to both countries later in his term, according to White House readouts of the calls. 

The president is scheduled to travel to Indonesia and Brunei for a trip beginning Sunday, according to the White House.

This post has been updated.