WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December. The disclosure comes one day after Trump's controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States to protect the nation from Islamic terrorism.
Trump's visit to Jordan would take place during his trip to Israel, which he previously disclosed during an interview last week with the AP. It was not immediately clear whether Trump would meet personally with King Abdullah there, but his campaign told U.S. government officials he wants the meeting.
Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to questions about the trip. The U.S. government was making preparations based on Trump's plans. Trump has Secret Service protection for his safety.