Why Jordan Is Relieved to See Trump Go

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, June 25, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
Jordan’s King Abdullah II and President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, June 25, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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The usually warm relationship between the United States and Jordan has come under strain during President Donald Trump’s time in office. Jordanian leaders have criticized many of Trump’s policies in the region, especially his support for Israeli settlements in the West Bank, his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his one-sided proposal for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. It was no surprise, then, that Jordan’s King Abdullah II was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Joe Biden for his victory over Trump in last month’s presidential election. And in a phone […]

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