Trump brings his crusade against CNN to Europe

Kristopher Drake
July 9, 2017

In a news conference given hours before the speech, Mr Trump said there would be consequences for North Korea's "very bad behaviour" and "something will have to be done".

After saying that the Poles never forgot who they are in their struggle for independence, Trump had to interrupt the speech because of the enthusiastically chanting his name of the crowd.

"The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive", he said, employing the same life-or-death language as in his inauguration speech, which promised a war against the "American carnage" of urban crime.

The warm in Poland welcome is a boost for Trump ahead of that summit, says Marek Matraszek, Chairman of lobbyist firm CEC Government Relations.

The development comes amid the ongoing standoff between the West and Moscow over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula back in 2014, and the ongoing pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's Donbass region since then.

"Well, I think it was Russian Federation and I think it was other people in other countries who also interfere", he said.

He also faces differences with other leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said last week the G20 would focus on the Paris climate deal - which the United States has withdrawn from.

He added: "Nobody really knows for sure".

The two leaders will also discuss further deliveries of US liquid gas to Poland and the region.

President Donald Trump delivered a speech to a large crowd Thursday in Poland's Krasinski Square, the site of the Warsaw Uprising against Nazi occupation.

North Korea test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday, marking a significant step forward in its weapons program and an escalation of a nuclear standoff with the U.S.

Trump arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday evening.

"To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyber warfare, we must adopt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields", he said.

Briefly touching on the issue of the presence of the U.S. military in Poland, Trump noted that they ensured the security of not only the Republic but all of the Europe.

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