dglobalnews.com Trump says Polish people are the soul of Europe
Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Trump says Polish people are the soul of Europe

Trump says Polish people are the soul of Europe

The New York Times also reported that numerous attendees had been bussed in from the more conservative countryside, as it was feared Trump would not draw a large crowd while speaking in the more liberal city of Warsaw. Poland is one of the few North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to have honored an agreement to contribute at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product to their own defense, an issue that Trump has repeatedly raised during his campaign and since taking office.

"To the citizens of this great region, America is eager to expand our partnership with you", Trump told a lively Warsaw crowd gathered to hear him speak Thursday.

After North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile this week, a reporter asked Trump in Poland whether the rogue country was beyond redemption and if Trump was willing to take military action against it.

He held up Poland as an example for other nations.

Speaking alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda during a press conference in Warsaw, Trump also criticized NBC even though, he claimed, the network made "a fortune" with "The Apprentice", the reality TV show Trump hosted.

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"I am more interested in the 5,000 US troops than in the monthly confirmation, by the means of rhetoric, of Article 5", Waszczykowski said, calling those concerns an "artificially created issue".

The Polish president stressed the issue is under the framework of Three Seas Initiative - an alliance of a dozen eastern and central European nations that border the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas. Trump also touched on immigration during his speech, which has also been a flashpoint in Polish politics. "They have been fake news for a long time", Trump said.

"I'm counting on that after negotiations, that I know are already in progress, that long term contract for the import of liquefied natural gas from the US to our port in Swinoujscie, will be signed".

Poland has said it does not intend to extend its long-term gas supply deal with Russia's Gazprom after it expires in 2022.

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.

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