REPORTER: Do you have a message for Poland on the 80th anniversary of World War 2?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 2, 2019
TRUMP: "I do have a great message for Poland & we have Mike Pence, our vice president, is just about landing right now...I just want to congratulate Poland"
[Poland was smashed by Nazis in 1939] pic.twitter.com/PIOrhx3eC7
Polish leaders hoped to use Sunday’s ceremony to highlight Poland’s role as victim in both the war, and in the peace that followed. The main commemorations were moved to Warsaw from Westerplatte, where the first volleys of artillery from the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein on Sept. 1, 1939, signified the outbreak of World War II.
“The experience of Poland in the Second World War greatly differed from Western European countries,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in a paid article published on Friday by the German newspaper Die Welt. “The occupation of France and Poland was incomparable.”
Polish officials had hoped that Mr. Trump would bolster that theme, but he scrapped his trip on Thursday, saying he needed to monitor Hurricane Dorian, which was barreling toward the East Coast and was declared a Category 5 on Sunday.
At least he's consistent in endorsing Nazi classic as well as the Neo- iteration. https://t.co/DYDDn1kLaK— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) September 3, 2019