TRUMP RECEIVES HERO’S WELCOME IN POLAND, GOVT. TO BUS THOUSANDS TO HEAR WARSAW SPEECH

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Trump is welcomed in Warsaw ahead of speech to thousands

 

  • Poles see Trump’s nationalism as a mirror of their own as they push back against EU mandates on immigration and refugee resettlement
  • ‘There is no love for Germany in Poland,’ one man said Wednesday on a Warsaw street; ‘Screw Russia. We don’t need Russia,’ said another
  • Trump will speak Thursday in Krasinski Square, where a monument stands to a 1944 popular uprising against German occupation

 

 

( Daily Mail ) The nation of Poland prepared a hero’s welcome for U.S. President Donald Trump in advance of his Wednesday night arrival in Warsaw. But the Polish government executed a decidedly understated ceremony to greet Air Force One at Chopin Airport.

Lawmakers in the formerly communist nation see in Trump a mirror of their own brand of nationalism that has seen many Poles bristle against an iron-fisted European Union centered on Germany.

Among the European nations, Poland is one of the holdouts against the notion of resettling massive numbers of foreigners.

‘The Polish government has the same position as Americans — we want strict restrictions on refugees,” legislator Krzysztof Mróz told The Wall Street Journal.

For Trump’s arrival, President Andrzej Duda sent his top aides to put on a far smaller affair than the all-out pomp and circumstance that awaited the U.S. leader in Saudi Arabia when he deplaned on his first foreign presidential trip six weeks ago.

…President Trump’s grand entrance in Warsaw will be seen worldwide before he sets foot in Germany, France or the United Kingdom, something that a White House official gamely said Wednesday was ‘half because of the calendar, and half on purpose, but not meant to be a stick in anyone’s eye.’

He will visit Hamburg on Friday and Saturday for a G20 summit, and Paris the following Friday for Bastille Day celebrations. No calendar has been set for a UK trip.

 

Read more: 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 is leading the charge for the Three Seas Initiative, a new trading bloc (in green) that is likely to dilute the power of Russia (in red). Russia's Kalinin Oblast (the small area in red) borders Poland, creating what could be a military tinder-box

 

 

Trump is seen by many Poles as a politician whose nationalism closely mirrors their own

 

 

 

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived Wednesday night at Warsaw military airport in Warsaw, Poland, today

 

 

Green lady: Melania wore a stylish green coat on arrival in Poland for the Three Seas Summit

 

 

Ivanka Trump, right, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior advisor of President Donald Trump arrive to the military airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday

 

 

 

Melania was beaming as she waved to onlookers leaving the airport after touching down in Poland

One thought on “TRUMP RECEIVES HERO’S WELCOME IN POLAND, GOVT. TO BUS THOUSANDS TO HEAR WARSAW SPEECH

    Brittius said:
    July 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

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