Jul 6 2017
Trump finally turns on Russia as he warns Putin to STOP his aggression in other countries as he also issues a full-throated attack on radical Islamic terrorism AND government bureaucracy to delight of thousands of Poles who chant his name and “USA.”
UK Daily Mail President Donald Trump browbeat Russia on Thursday for its ‘destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere and its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran’ and urged Vladimir Putin’s government to join the US and its allies in the fight against terrorism.
Turning to threats against the West later in his speech in front a memorial to the Warsaw Uprising, Trump railed against ‘the steady creep of government bureaucracy,’ ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and ‘powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence and challenge our interests.’
Speaking to thousands of cheering Poles, Trump called their nation ‘the geographic heart of Europe’ and praising their countrymen for shaking off both Nazi oppressors and Russian occupiers in the last century. ‘In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride.’
And Trump projected his fight against Middle Eastern terrorism onto the template of Poland’s historic struggles, saying, ‘We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail.’
‘America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We are going to get it to stop,’ he said. ‘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 of any kind.’
Trump delivered his address in Krasinski Square, at the foot of a statue commemorating the 1944 Polish uprising against German occupiers. He and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath at its base.
He praised Poland’s ‘will to survive’ because they ‘have never, ever forgotten who they are.’ ‘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. ‘Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken,’ he said.
He told the Polish people, ‘You were supported in that victory over communism by a strong alliance of free nations in the West that defied tyranny. Now, among the most committed members of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place as a leading nation of a Europe that is strong, whole, and free.
‘A strong Poland is a blessing to the nations of Europe, and they know that. A strong Europe is a blessing to the West and to the world.’