Donald Trump builds alliance with King Abdullah II of Jordan ahead of Middle East visit

President Donald Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah II walk to their news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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…