Trump Open to Proposed 'Fort Trump' in Poland

Trump Open to Proposed 'Fort Trump' in Poland

Mexico may not pay for a border wall, but Poland has offered to pay to build a permanent military base for the U.S. In a joint press conference following a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, President Donald Trump said Poland had offered over $2 billion towards the costs. "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 willing to make a very major contribution to the United States to come in and have a presence in Poland, and certainly it's something we'll discuss", Trump said on Tuesday while speaking at the White House before meeting his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.

Trump said he is considering Poland's request to establish a permanent U.S. base in that country, but added that Poland "would pay the United States". "I feel he is right", before hailing the United States military buildup on his watch and once again railing at some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries for not paying what he called their fair share on defense.

Duda suggested building a permanent USA base in Poland and said he would name it "Fort Trump".

Trump said he shared Duda's concern about Russian Federation but that Russian Federation respects strength and that the United States has strengthened its military under his leadership.

The US now supplies most of the troops, about 900, for a rotating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation battalion in Poland as part of the alliance response to Russian intervention in Ukraine and Moscow's muscle-flexing along its western borders involving large-scale military exercises. In March, the United States and Poland said technical problems would delay completion of the Polish section of a U.S. missile defense shield by two years to 2020.

Neither the presidents nor Mattis mentioned whether a permanent base would inflame relations with Russian Federation, which would bolster that country's contentions that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the USA have offensive plans to constrain Russian Federation.

US President Donald Trump looks at Polish President Andrzej Duda as he responds to a reporter's question in the East

Poland signed up to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1999 despite Russia's disagreement.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I was smiling when talking to Mr. President".

"I think it's a very aggressive situation".

"I think that Russian Federation has acted aggressively".

"The president offered us much more than $2 billion to do this, so we are looking at it", Trump said.

"They respect strength, as anyone does".

"We are the piggy bank to the world".

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