Poland Calls For a 'Fort Trump' Military Base

Alex Hall | September 18, 2018
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Polish president Andrzej Duda visited the White House Tuesday and made a declaration on building a “Fort Trump” in Poland during a joint press conference.

Speaking through a translator, Duda stated cited his concerns over Russian aggression, saying that “We want to buy more equipment. We also want to cooperate in the area of research and development as regards to military technology,” Duda added. “I’m convinced this cooperation between Poland and the United States will go on smoothly.”

President Trump couldn't hide his amusement when Duda proclaimed, "I would very much like for us to set up a permanent American base in Poland, which we would call ‘Fort Trump,’ and I firmly believe that this is possible.”

He then continued, “I am convinced that such a decision lies both in the Polish interest as well as in the interest of the United States. Poland is an attractive country and, first and foremost, it’s got a very important strategic location in Europe." He then commented. "And I’m convinced that for the interest of the United States, also pertaining to the security of the United States itself, the presence of the U.S. forces in our country is important — also to protect American interests.”

President Trump's election has put America's role in Eastern Europe, and its relation with Poland in the west and Russia in the east, in the public spotlight. 

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