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Sep 18, 2018 26 tweets 13 min read
"We accomplished a lot," @POTUS says after his meeting today with #Poland President @AndrzejDuda.
"The alliance between our nations has never been stronger, with us at the helm," @POTUS says to @AndrzejDuda. #Poland
"The United States and Poland are deeply committed to energy diversity all across Europe," @POTUS says at @WhiteHouse joint news conference.
#EU "trade barriers make it very difficult for the United States," according to @POTUS.
Today a renewed version of a strategic partnership has been signed personally by myself and Donald Trump," says #Poland President @AndrzejDuda.
#Russia threatening energy security of #Poland through pipeline projects, according to @AndrzejDuda. "We're going to go to any lengths to protect ourselves from that."
"I'm hugely delighted with the presence of US forces in Polish territory," says @AndrzejDuda. "I would like to invite you, Mr. President, to post more U.S. troops to Poland."
"We want to buy more equipment and cooperate more in research of military technology," adds @AndrzejDuda.
A permanent US base in Poland should be named "Fort Trump," says @AndrzejDuda.
Seems that Syria shot down a Russian plane..."that's a very sad thing," says @POTUS answering question about worries of escalating war in #Syria. "That's not a good situation."
"We've done an incredible job over there," adds @POTUS, saying "we'll make a decision fairly quickly" on whether to keep US forces in #Syria.
"Presence of the United States is providing a guarantee of security and defense" of #Europe, says @AndrzejDuda.
"Today, unfortunately, we are seeing international law being violated...and aggressive behavior" by #Russia, adds @AndrzejDuda.
"Poland would be paying billions of dollars for a base" for US forces, interjects @POTUS.
"The president offered us much more than two billions for doing this, so we're looking at it," adds @POTUS.
"I think Russia has acted aggressively," replies @POTUS to a Polish reporter's question. "They respect force, they respect strength."
"I am with the (Polish) president. I feel that he's right" on Russia, adds @POTUS.
"I am convinced that all of us are going to draw appropriate conclusions from these discussions," says @AndrzejDuda.
"It wouldn't bother me but the FBI...said they really don't do that," replies @POTUS to question about whether @FBI should investigate the sexual assault allegation against #SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh.
"Why didn't the Democrats didn't bring it up then" when they met with Kavanaugh?, adds @POTUS. "They're very good on obstruction."
"So I don't to play into our hands," continues @POTUS. "Hopefully, the women will come forward and state her case."
"I feel terrible for them," says @POTUS of Kavanaugh family.
#China rebuilt with "tremendous amounts of money pouring out of the United States...we're turning that around," says @POTUS.
"He's nasty. That's the kind of guy I want negotiating for me," @POTUS says of @JunckerEU.
"Mr. Trump is saying 'America first' and I'm saying 'Poland first,'" says @AndrzejDuda. "So we understand each other very well."
"We may sign it at the United Nations or shortly thereafter," @POTUS says of reworked trade deal with South Korea.

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