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Trump concludes: 'The world is a mess,' after King of Jordan meeting

The situation in the Middle East was the main topic of discussion when Donald Trump welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah to the White House on Wednesday ( April 5 .

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Trump concludes: 'The world is a mess,' after King of Jordan meeting

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The situation in the Middle East was the main topic of discussion when Donald Trump welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah to the White House on Wednesday ( April 5 .

The two leaders spoke of the conflict in Syria, the struggle against self-styled Islamic state and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

With the Syria crisis foremost Trump had earlier accused the Assad regime of going beyond a red line with a poison gas attack on civilians.

The president later summed up the challenges facing him, and made a promise.

“And I have to just say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess. Whether it’s the Middle East, whether it’s North Korea, whether it’s so many other things, whether it’s in our country — horrible trade deals. I inherited a mess. We’re going to fix it. We’re going to fix it.”