The Sudanese president is due to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia with Trump, and human rights advocates want the U.S. leader to speak up.
The Sudanese leader said it will be “much easier” to deal with Trump than previous U.S. administrations.
An African Union peace roadmap could help resolve three deadly conflicts in the country.
Darfur will remain as five separate states rather than uniting into a single region.
Al-Bashir’s arrest would give the Obama administration the chance to reject impunity for crimes of genocide.
Bashir is accused in an International Criminal Court arrest warrant of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The EU has already made clear it rejects the legitimacy of the elections.
The request comes weeks after allegations of a mass rape by Sudanese government forces.