(FreedomBeacon.com)- President Joe Biden met with the King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday to talk about cooperation with the country. It was one of a number of meetings the president had with leaders of various Middle Eastern countries in what appears to be a desperate scramble to maintain positive relationships in the region after he bungled the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
A senior official from the Biden White House said that the discussions with King Abdullah were also part of a plan to come up with a way forward for Israel and Palestine. Democrats are still pursuing a two-state solution, it seems…
Biden is reportedly hoping to use King Abdullah to help mediate conflicts in the future if they were to break out.
President Donald Trump never used foreign leaders to help fight his battles, so why is President Biden doing it? Perhaps he should read Art of the Deal.
In a brief press briefing, Biden thanked King Abdullah for his “enduring and strategic relationship with the United States” and said that the U.S. will “always be there” for Jordan.
Furthermore, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States has donated 500,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, stating that it was an effort to respond in kind after Jordan provided medical assistance to the United States in July of last year.
We are pleased to provide 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to help save Jordanian lives. We're grateful for Jordan’s COVID-19 related medical assistance to the U.S. in July 2020, and proud to be able to respond in kind by sharing this resource with our crucial ally and friend. pic.twitter.com/ss6qA0JZHO
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) July 18, 2021
King Abdullah is the first leader from the Middle East to meet with President Joe Biden in the White House. Next up is the Prime Minister of Iraq who is expected to meet the president in Washington, D.C. on July 26. The new Prime Minister of Israel will then meet with the president later this year.