Trump Meets Polish President at Royal Castle

Trump Meets Polish President at Royal Castle

Trump Meets Polish President at Royal Castle

The authorities said they did not expect any major protests against Trump on Thursday, though there were some small-scale demonstrations planned by a marginal opposition party.

"I've said it very simply".

PAWLAK: I think many people have seen the country move forward economically, have seen incredibly strong growth rates.

And if you closed your eyes and just listened to Trump at the presser, you could easily imagine him speaking at one of his campaign rallies rather than in a foreign country. Trump's attendance at the Three Seas conference in Warsaw, said Defense Minister Macierewicz,"will open a new stage in the history of Poland and the whole Central Europe".

"I remember when I was sitting back listening about Iraq".

The speech, along with his meeting with Duda and a session with other Eastern European leaders on energy infrastructure investment, kicks off Trump's second trip overseas as president, a critically important trip that will later see Trump discuss trade, climate and migration at the G20 meeting in Germany.

Mr Trump then turned to an awkward-looking Mr Duda and asked: "Do you have that also, Mr President?" "It wasn't because he choked".

After his speech on Thursday, Trump will head to Hamburg, Germany, for a G20 economic summit, which meets Friday.

At the G-20 summit, Trump will have meetings with other leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Many across the region hope to hear Trump commit himself to NATO's Article 5, which says an attack on one member is an attack on all.

At the same time, Trump will have to contend with escalating tensions with North Korea after it successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile this week.

The Polish government hopes Trump will address the issue of a permanent US troop presence and the future of the military base at Redzikowo, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

According to the White House, Trump would in his speech lay out his vision for America's relations with Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states, and "and what that means for American security and American prosperity".

Law and Justice senator Adam Bielan denied suggestions that Trump and his Polish allies were effectively renting a crowd, a practice that was common in Poland's communist past.

Drawing an implicit contrast with Russia, Mr Trump pledged that the USA would never use energy to coerce eastern and central European nations. It has put pressure on his relationship with China's President Xi Jinping, whom Trump had pressed without success to rein in Pyongyang.

Twenty-three percent of Poles say they have confidence in Trump's ability to do the right thing on global affairs, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll. "And he will call on all nations to take inspiration from the spirit of the Poles as we confront today's challenges".

In what may be the most-watched event of the four-day trip, the president will meet Putin on Friday on the sidelines of an worldwide summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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