Trump visit to Poland generated interest in Polish-American community

07 July, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Leader of ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski gestures during a Law and Justice party congress in Przysucha Poland

President Trump sought to reset his relationship with Europe today with a speech in Warsaw that emphasised shared values and warned that the future of the West was at risk.

After his speech, Trump flew to Germany for the G-20 summit where he'll meet later Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before attending a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

"The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive", he said, one of almost a dozen times that he invoked the idea of "will" during the course of the approximately 40-minute speech. "But only a few hours earlier at a joint press conference, his first on the world stage, with Poland's president, Mr. Trump returned to form, slamming the media".

"North Korea - we'll take care of it, folks; we're going to take care of it all", Trump told reporters February 16 at a press conference.

Obama went further, repeatedly insisting that terrorism did not pose an "existential" threat to the USA, the way communism or Nazism had. "The visa process is very long and expensive, and it's not guaranteed that you're going to get one", deli co-owner Gregory Bernat said.

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Germany wants everyone to benefit from economic progress rather than only a few, she said. The two-day meeting is of particular significance as the U.S.

Trump was received by enthusiastic crowds on a central Warsaw square, some 15,000 people according to police estimates, many arriving on busses organised by parliamentary deputies of the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party. The president has a reputation for this kind of handshake, which CNN deemed the "grab and yank" in a compilation video featuring political leaders from Vice President Mike Pence to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. On Wednesday, Trump's United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, accused Russian Federation and China of "holding the hands" of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, and hinted at a military strike, reminding the U.N. Security Council that "one of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces".

The speech on Thursday centered on extended praise for what Trump described as the unique virtues of Western civilization, which he said faced "dire threats to our security and to our way of life". "It's a fellowship that exists only among people who have fought and bled and died for freedom", Trump said.

In what was likely veiled criticism of the European Union, Trump condemned "the steady creep of government bureaucracy" and cited the importance of national sovereignty.

Trump announced in May that he would pull the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a global accord on fighting climate change. "We hope that the Three Seas nations will advance the same goals we are working on to achieve for our people in America", Trump said and touted the economic progress that the USA has made with the stock market and the unemployment rate. Today's meeting between Trump and Putin will-among other things-be pored over for its significance to United States domestic politics. Some foundations and an anonymous donor added money to Trump's contribution as well, increasing the total donation to over $260,000. The scandal continues to eat away at his administration, with key White House staff being forced to hire their own lawyers and spend time rebuffing new allegations.

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