On Tuesday evening, the Associated Press reported that Donald Trump would visit Jordan, a majority-Muslim monarchy, during his trip to Israel at the end of December. Trump promptly tweeted that he would not be visiting Jordan. (Probably for the best.)
Despite my great respect for King Abdullah II, I will not be visiting Jordan at this time. This is in response to the false @AP report.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
“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.”
His tweet, of course, is not exactly a denial of the AP’s story, as it leaves open the possibility that there was a trip being planned that has now, for whatever reason, been canceled. (Spite, perhaps?)
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to questions about the trip from Gawker.