Trump is welcomed in Warsaw ahead of speech to thousands bused in by the government – as ordinary Poles say ‘anyone who Merkel and Putin don’t like is good news for us
Poland welcomed President Donald Trump into their nation with celebratory verve this Wednesday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda sent his top aides to put on a warm and welcoming affair for President Trump’s arrival prior to the G20 Summit in Hamburg– a red carpet, Cadillac limousine, a bouquet of flowers, and 10 Polish military men at attention welcomed President Trump and the First Lady as they deplaned.
During his time in Poland, President Trump had meetings with the Polish and Croatian presidents, a Three Seas Initiative roundtable, a speech in Krasinski square, and a press event with President Duda.
President Trump’s televised speech features energy issues and the Three Seas Initiative.
Poland, although formerly communist, has many similar qualities as the United States, including an American-like sense of nationalism and a constant struggle with resettling of foreign immigrants. ‘The Polish government has the same position as Americans — we want strict restrictions on refugees,” legislator Krzysztof Mróz stated in a Wall Street Journal Article.
These similarities are bringing Poland and the United States together, even in light of our last presidency.
Former president Obama had a very German-centric view of Europe and created close ties with the nation, but the Polish are hoping President Trump has a different view. “I am hoping Trump will bring more love for Poland than Germany has ever shown us. That probably isn’t hard. I’m hoping he understands us,” one Polish citizen told The Daily Mail.
In fact, Poland is feeling very hopeful in the light of President Trump’s new office. Another Polish citizen is quoted in a Daily Mail piece as saying, “Trump is welcome here. Anyone who Merkel and Putin don’t like is good news for us.”
HT: The Daily Mail