Obama Cancels Indonesia Trip, Heads to Gulf

He'll head back to Louisiana for 2nd time in 8 days
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 6:11 AM CDT
President Obama won't be going to Indonesia until later this year at the earliest.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Obama's trip to Indonesia and Australia is again getting trumped by domestic concerns. The White House canceled his upcoming visit because it would be a political faux pas to leave for a week in the midst of the oil cleanup, suggests the New York Times. He had to cancel a previous one in March to help with the health care bill. In the meantime, he'll be back in Louisiana today, his second trip in 8 days, as BP tries to assess whether its new containment lid is working.

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