Chile withdraws from hosting APEC summit
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Chile withdraws from hosting APEC summit


STUART: NEWS ON THE CHILE APEX SUMMIT NEXT MONTH. THIS IS THE SUMMIT WHERE CHICHI AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WERE SUPPOSED TO GET TOGETHER TO DO A TRADE DEAL. CHILE IS PULLING OUT OF IT. EDWARD LAWRENCE, HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SUMMIT WHEN THE HOST IS NOT GOING TO BE THE HOST? REPORTER: YEAH THE HOST IS PULLING OUT HOSTING THIS EVENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF UNREST IN CHILE. THE UNREST CAUSED A LOT OF PROBLEMS. SECURITY ISSUES FOR THE WORLD LEADERS WHO WOULD BE COMING IN. IT ALSO CLOGGED THE STREETS. THEY HAD HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS DOWN THERE. SO THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE FINALLY SAYING THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. WE CAN’T STOP THIS. THEREFORE WE CAN’T HOST THE EVENT. IT IS NOT CANCELED BUT THEY CAN’T HOST IT. THIS IS THE TWEET BY THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE HERE. IN THIS TWEET THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE SAYS NOW THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT BE HELD IN CHILE. APEC AND COPA 25 WILL NOT BE HELD IN CHILE. THAT IS THE TWEET THAT CAME OUT. THE WHITE HOUSE I’M TOLD, BEFORE I GOT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, I STOPPED WITH THE PRESS OFFICE HERE. THEY WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE DECISION. IT WAS A COMPLETE SURPRISE TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO GO TO APEC CONFERENCE TO SIGN A PHASE ONE DEAL WITH CHINA. PRESIDENT XI XINPING EXPECTED TO BE AT THE CONFERENCE. THE WHITE HOUSE IS FIGURING OUT WHERE IT WILL BE NEXT. THEY WERE SURPRISED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT. IF IT IS HELD SOMEWHERE, WHEREVER IT IS HELD, PRESIDENT WOULD BE THERE TO SIGN THE PHASE ONE DEAL IF IT IS IN WRITING. STUART: EDWARD, I HAVE A SUGGESTION, WHY NOT HOLD IT AT THE DORAL, TRUMP DORAL RESORT IN FLORIDA? THEY’RE ALREADY TO GO? REPORTER: OPEN THE CAN OF WORMS,

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