No, President Trump Was Likely Not 'Rejected' by Poland's First Lady

Andrzej Duda

Andrzej Duda

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.

While speaking Thursday in Warsaw, Poland, President Donald Trump exalted the virtues of Western civilization and claimed the values of the West will "prevail" and "triumph".

Poland's leadership sees Trump's visit as a diplomatic coup because it indicates tacit approval for its policies, and comes before he meets with leaders of staunch USA allies Britain, France and Germany.

During the speech at Krasinski Square - which memorializes the Warsaw uprising against Nazi occupation - Trump "will lay out a vision, not only for America's future relationship with Europe, but the future of our transatlantic alliance and what that means for American security and American prosperity", said national security adviser HR McMaster.

Hundreds of Poles cheered as President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration was committed to securing Poland's energy independence from Russian Federation.

"There is nothing like our community of nations", Trump said at one point in the speech before giving a description of the "priceless ties that bind" the USA and Poland "as a civilization".

The trip happens a day before Trump's visit to Germany for the G-20 summit.

Polish leaders are betting Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw starting on Wednesday, two days before the USA president meets his Russian counterpart, will bolster their efforts to reduce the nation's dependence on natural gas from its eastern neighbor.

"This is another example of Trump redefining the presidency", said Jeanne Zaino, political science professor at Iona College.

In a news conference given hours before the speech, Mr Trump said there would be consequences for North Korea's "very bad behaviour" and "something will have to be done". But I think it could well have been other countries.

Asked about Trump's tweet that he's looking forward to meeting with Putin and they have "much to discuss", Peskov answered that the Russian president is also looking forward to the encounter.

Mrs. Trump began her official duties on Thursday at the Belvedere palace, a white building fronted with four columns in the neo-Classical style, where the Poland's first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, 45, welcomed her for tea. A one-time shipment arrived last month.

Before his Warsaw address, Trump held a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

However, Merkel said she did not see herself as a mediator between Trump and Putin.

And standing on soil once controlled by the Soviet Union, the President threw his own intelligence agencies under the bus, arguing their failure to correctly assess Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs devalued their assessments on Russia's efforts to influence the democratic process.

Podesta was the former chair of Trump 2016 rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"Everybody was 100 percent sure", Trump recalled. Duda appeared quite sympathetic.

The president sought to redirect scrutiny toward his predecessor, Barack Obama, accusing him of allowing Moscow to meddle on his watch.

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