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
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