U.S. President Donald Trump met Jordan’s King Abdullah II in New York on Wednesday and praised his country for taking in Syrian refugees.
“Who knows what would have happened without you,” Trump told Abdullah in a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Continue reading “Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah at UN, thanks him for taking in refugees”
9:30 am: Meets with King Abdullah of Jordan; Lotte New York Palace Hotel
10:30 am: Meets Palestinian Authority President Abbas; Lotte New York Palace Hotel
1:15 pm: Working lunch with African leaders; Lotte New York Palace Hotel
3:00 pm: Meets with UK Prime Minister May; Lotte New York Palace Hotel
4:30 pm: Meets with Egyptian President el-Sisi; Lotte New York Palace Hotel
President Trump spoke Tuesday night with King Abdullah II of Jordan, as he works to strengthen relationships with leaders of Muslim countries ahead of his visit this week to the Middle East.
In the phone call, Mr. Trump and King Abdullah reaffirmed the importance of cooperation between their countries, the effort to end the civil war in Syria and the shared fight against the Islamic State, said the White House.
The discussion mirrored the message Mr. Trump will take Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he’ll meet with a group of leaders from Muslim countries and urge them to take a larger role in confronting radical Islamic terrorism.
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9:30 am: Speaks with King Abdullah II of Jordan by telephone
12:30 pm: Meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
1:00 pm: Delivers a joint statement with Erdogan; Roosevelt Room
1:15 pm: Working lunch with Erdogan
12:30 pm: Meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of going “beyond a red line” with a poison gas attack on civilians and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed, but gave no indication of how he would respond.
Trump said the attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, “crosses many, many lines”, an allusion to his predecessor Barack Obama’s threat to topple Assad with air strikes if he used such weapons. His accusations against Assad put him directly at odds with Moscow, the Syrian’s president principal backer.
“I will tell you, what happened yesterday is unacceptable to me,” Trump told reporters at a news conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah on Wednesday.
“And I will tell you, it’s already happened that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,” though when asked at an earlier meeting whether he was formulating a new policy on Syria, Trump said: “You’ll see.” Continue reading “Wed, Apr. 5, 2017: Trump holds joint press conference with King Abdullah, says chemical attacks in Syria ‘crossed many lines’”
10:00 am: Receives the daily intelligence briefing
10:30 am: Speaks with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel
11:55 am: King Abdullah, accompanied by Queen Rania, arrives at the White House and begins meetings with President Trump
1:10 pm: Joint press conference with Abdullah
1:45 pm: Working lunch with Abdullah
5:30 pm: Speaks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
A billionaire, a queen and an American first lady walked into a public charter school on Wednesday, collecting bouquets, examining owl pellets and hugging students amid the rapid-fire clicking of cameras.
The visit to Excel Academy, an all-girls charter school, by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Queen Rania of Jordan and Melania Trump, the first lady, was meant to emphasize the Trump administration’s stance on school choice. But it was also part of a day of photo ops intended to cast a softer lens on a presidential administration grappling with several international crises, and provide another glimpse of a first lady whose sporadic appearances in Washington have revealed relatively little about her own leadership style. Continue reading “First Lady Melania, Queen Rania visit school in Washington D.C.”