At Mar-a-Lago, secret Trump meeting with ex-leaders of Colombia over Easter weekend

It wasn’t just golf and Easter egg hunts during President Donald Trump’s most recent weekend at Mar-a-Lago.

PALM BEACH — Reports are emerging this week that President Donald Trump met secretly at Mar-a-Lago over Easter weekend with two former presidents of Colombia —  Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana – to discuss their opposition to a peace plan between the current Colombian government and the left-wing guerilla group FARC.

 

Sen. Marco Rubio reportedly arranged the secret meeting.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a FARC critic whose wife is of Colombian heritage, reportedly arranged the meeting. UPDATE: See what Rubio says about his role by clicking HERE.

 

Click here to read a McClatchy account of the secret Mar-a-Lago meeting.

 

Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos are expected to meet in Washington next month. During a February stay at Mar-a-Lago, Trump spoke on the phone with Santos and “both Presidents discussed U.S. support for Colombia’s effort to create a just and lasting peace in its 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),” according to a White House readout of the call.

 

 

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