Earlier Wednesday: Trump and Melania leave the White House for Europe
Poland’s ruling populist Law and Justice party has enthusiastically anticipated Trump’s visit to Warsaw, where he will give a “significant” speech on Thursday in Krasinski Square, a site which symbolizes Polish heroism in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against Nazi Germany.
Trump will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and regional leaders before going on to Germany for a G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday.
“For our country, President Trump’s visit is extremely important,” Duda said. “I would even say that if one looks at the context of the whole situation, it cannot be ruled out that it will be of a historical nature.”
Trump is making a special visit to Warsaw because he sees Poland is a leader in Central Europe, Duda added.
Immigration and border security will be among issues discussed. Polish leaders, like Trump, take a tough stance on border control and controlling rampant immigration.
Poland (along with Hungary) has refused to take in a single refugee and comply with a dictatorial order issued by the European Union to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa.
The Polish government said it would rather face the sanctions threatened by the European Commission than take in refugees and put its citizens at risk from the crime and mayhem that unchecked migration spawns.
“We are not going to take part in the madness of the Brussels elite,” said Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. “We want to help our people, not the political elites.”
Szydlo lambasted European countries like Germany and France for opening their borders to mass migration and unmanageable boatloads of refugees — and the chaos and crime they bring to Europe.
In a powerful admonition to her counterparts, she said: “If you can’t see that terrorism has the potential to hurt every country in Europe, and you think that Poland should not defend itself, you are going hand in hand with those who point this weapon against Europe, against all of us. It needs to be said clearly and directly: This is an attack on Europe, on our culture, on our traditions.”