He had unnerved allies in May, not least those in the east concerned about Russia’s more assertive military posture, by failing to explicitly endorse the principle of collective defense enshrined in the NATO treaty.
Poland has been a staunch US ally in Iraq and Afghanistan and is home to about 5,000 USA troops serving in separate American and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missions.
Poland has one of the most right-wing governments in Europe.
In his second trip to Europe as president and shortly before leaving for a potentially fractious G20 meeting in Germany, Trump sought to ease the nerves of USA allies after failing in May to endorse the principle of collective defence enshrined in Article Five of the NATO treaty.
Germany already gets 40 percent of its natural gas from Russian Federation, but other European countries worry that Merkel’s push for more gas will only tighten Putin’s grip over the continent’s energy supplies.
“Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests”, he said.
The president chose the monument commemorating the generalized 1944 uprising against the Nazis in the city to deliver a major speech on foreign affairs, in which he scolded Russian Federation for “destabilizing” Ukraine and supporting such “hostile regimes” as Syria and Iran.
President Trump arrived in Poland on Wednesday and will give a speech Thursday before heading to the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
And it seems like Hillary isn’t the only one who isn’t a fan of getting too close to the POTUS, with Polish first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda captured on video completely avoiding Trump’s awkward advances.
Trump didn’t visit the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw.
U.S. Army soldiers move an armored Stryker vehicle into position during live-fire training.
In Warsaw, Trump spoke in more positive terms about NATO’s role.
Three years later, Clinton made a one-day stop in Warsaw right after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit invited Poland and some other post-communist nations to join. “America is committed to maintaining peace and security in central and eastern Europe”.
In the news conference before his speech, he also questioned the veracity of American intelligence about foreign meddling in the U.S. election, arguing that Russian Federation wasn’t the only country that may have interfered. “PiS sees Trump as a strong, right-wing leader who is taking the U.S.to the right place”.
The US leader has frequently criticised media outlets that he views to have published unfavourable work about him or his administration.
Trump praised Poland for its efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, its role in the USA -led coalition against the Islamic State and its commitment to investing in defense. That states an attack on an ally is an attack on all organization members. Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders?