Trump Meets With President of Poland

( – Former President Donald Trump may not be in office anymore, but he still holds a lot of political clout. He also still maintains many of his relationships with world leaders. He recently met with Polish President Andrzej Duda in New York City amid his legal woes.

The meeting between the two leaders took place on Wednesday, April 17. The former president hosted Duda at Trump Tower, where the two discussed multiple issues spanning the globe. One of the most prominent topics, according to a readout by Trump’s campaign, was the Russo-Ukraine war.

Duda is of the firm mindset that Ukraine needs the West’s help and allowing them to fall to Russia would be nothing short of disaster. To that end, he has urged Washington to provide the war-torn country with more aid. That aid is being held up in Congress, mostly by hardliner Republicans who are Trump supporters.

The pair also discussed increasing defense spending for NATO members, which Duda is pushing for. It’s not clear where Trump stands on the matter, because while in office, he threatened to pull the US out of the alliance. He seems to be of the same mind in recent months. In February, at a rally, he said he would not commit to protecting any alliance member that doesn’t spend at least 2% of its gross domestic product on defense.

Duda and Trump have remained friendly over the years agreeing that they “had four great years together,” and being cheeky, the former president said, “We may have to do it again.” The meeting between the two lasted approximately 2.5 hours with Duda’s aide, Wojciech Kolarski, also in attendance.

Meetings like this aren’t unprecedented. With the polls being so close for the 2024 rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden, there’s a very real chance that the former commander-in-chief could once again sit in the Oval Office.

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