Duda credited Trump for making Warsaw the first stop on the US president's inaugural European trip a year ago and said Trump's outdoor address in Poland was a "very important moment" for the relationship between the two countries. I think that Russian has acted aggressively.
As Duda gave his opening remarks and expressed interest in defense projects in conjunction with the USA, he proposed the construction of a permanent military base that would be named after Trump. They respect force. They respect strength, as anyone does. The U.S. president said it was "something we will discuss".
Warsaw has been pushing for a still larger U.S. presence and a permanent base on Polish soil.
"We're looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it's something that we are considering, yes", he said. "I was smiling when I was talking to Mr President".
In 2017, during a ceremony at Krasinski Square in Poland, a greeting between these two couples got awkward when President Trump extended his hand to greet Kornhauser-Duda and the Polish first lady instead bypassed him to connect with Melania. I firmly believe that this is possible.
"He would pay the United States, meaning Poland would be paying billions of dollars for a base", Trump said.
"I firmly believe that this is possible", Duda said, saying it would be both in United States and Polish interests. "We are looking at it from the standpoint of, number one, military protection for both countries and also, cost". "A term you don't hear too often".
He joked that a base could be called "Fort Trump". Diplomats in Washington says he is furious with German chancellor Angela Merkel about vehicle exports and Berlin's cooperation in the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connected Russian Federation and western Europe. We want to buy more equipment.