UNUSUAL: Polish Leader to Visit Trump Days Before Polish Election

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)

In an unusual move, Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit Washington and meet with President Trump.

The move is viewed as unusual because it comes just days before the Polish presidential election.

According to The Hill:

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President Trump will welcome Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House on Wednesday, the first visit of a foreign head of state since March during the coronavirus pandemic.

Duda’s visit to Washington is viewed as highly unusual given its proximity to the Polish presidential election. Duda, the country’s right-wing leader, is facing an unexpectedly tight reelection battle and will appear at the White House just four days before he competes for a second term.

“There is an unwritten rule in U.S. diplomacy — you don’t invite people in the middle of electoral campaigns to Washington,” said Daniel Fried, former U.S. ambassador to Poland, who was deeply critical of the White House for the timing of the meeting. “You don’t want to be seen as putting your thumb on the scale.”

Molly Montgomery, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and former adviser to Vice President Mike Pence on Europe, said she viewed the decision to hold the meeting “as very much an intentional effort by the White House to support a leader who Trump views as a personal ally.”

The meeting is occurring after President Trump made the decision to pull some troops from Germany and amid speculation that those troops could be relocated to Poland.

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Marlene Hessler
Marlene Hessler
1 year ago

IF you ever get a chance to read up on WWII, you will find out that the first battle was POLAND. Polish folks fought as heros. They took down many for their numbers. I was quite surprised, but shouldn’t have been as that seems to be a characteristic of Polish. They give their all.

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

The Polish soldiers under General Beulcher saved Wellington from being defeated. That was after marched for days and were exhausted.

Daisy
Daisy
1 year ago

Unwritten rule? You mean like the unwritten rule that previous Presidents don’t make critical comments about present Presidents? Seems like unwritten rules have gone out the window so why should Trump obey them?

Robert W
1 year ago
Reply to  Daisy

Agree

Beverly Teboe
Beverly Teboe
1 year ago

Trump is not a politician and give a rats tiny behind what these ‘thinkers’ think. Germany has been taking us to the cleaners for years subsidizing their self defense with our blood and treasure. Germany did away with their draft 2011 and their military is small and has shirked their monetary requirement to NATO. I’m sure they’ll be able to figure out a way to take care of their own defense. Merkel is a real rocket scientist.

Eloise
1 year ago

President Trump gets criticized by Democrats and RINOs and the leftist Fake New Media for everything he says and does. Thankfully, he has the spiritual fortitude and self confidence to withstand all their baloney. If the Polish President wants to visit the White House close to the Polish elections, then so be it and welcome.

God bless America and Poland.

Weston Millward
Weston Millward
7 months ago
Reply to  Eloise

If Trump wants to visit with foreign leaders that respect him and us, so be it. Also, Trump may be sending a clear message to the fake media and nut job libs that he is not going anywhere; except another 4 years startng in 2021. We will see….

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