Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, President Donald Trump called for the strong defense of “the west” and western values and vowed, “We will win.”
Singling out Russia and North Korea as threats, as well as “radical Islamic” terrorism and extremism, Trump said the west must have the will to defend itself. In the speech, Trump talked tough on Moscow, urging Russia to “join the community of responsible nations.” He is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time at the G20 summit in Germany after the Polish visit.
You can watch a video of his speech in Poland here:
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“As the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail,” Trump said in Poland. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”
He added, “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declared today for the world to hear that the West will never ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive.”
Trump also reiterated the “strong alliance with Poland and Nato,” which he said remained “critical to deterring conflict”
The president arrived in Poland on July 5 ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Among others, he was accompanied by his wife, Melania, daughter, Ivanka, and Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner.
The Trump speech in Poland occurred in Krasinski Square, which commemorates the 1944 Polish uprising in the city against the Nazis. Trump referred to that moment in history during his speech.
“We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks, and any form of ideological support,” Trump said in Poland, which has a conservative government that shares his positions on controversial topics like immigration. “While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism.”
Here’s a clip of Trump calling out Russia in Poland:
The president also said: “We cannot accept those who reject our values, and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent.”
Trump repeatedly referenced the west and western values.
“The Polish experience reminds us the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have,” he said. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”