Donald Trump is ‘very seriously’ considering more troops in Poland


Duda said that a "Fort Trump" and an increase in USA military presence in the region "is absolutely justified" as a deterrent to Russian Federation, whose troops have been increasingly active on NATO's borders.

US President Donald Trump greets Poland's President Andrzej Duda at the start of a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, September 18, 2018.

After months of pushing for a permanent US military presence in Poland as a bulwark against Russian Federation, the Polish president offered President Trump a new incentive tailored to his real estate sensibilities: naming rights.

The president of Poland appealed to President Donald Trump's well known affection for slapping his name on buildings as he pitched a permanent USA military base in his country that he said would be named 'Fort Trump'.

Trump then hailed Poland's offer to pay $2 billion toward US costs, even as he blasted other unnamed "immensely wealthy" countries the USA effectively pays to defend.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", Trump said.

A decision from the USA could come early next year. "And we have the greatest strength in the world, especially now", Trump said. "If they're willing to do that (pay), it's something we will certainly talk about".

Duda suggested building a permanent USA base in Poland and said he would name it "Fort Trump".

"I think it's a very aggressive situation", Trump said. "And I firmly believe that this is possible", he added. "This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history", she said in an August statement, according to CNN.

"The president offered us much more than $2 billion to do this, so we are looking at it", Trump said.

"He would pay the United States, meaning Poland would be paying billions of dollars for a base", Trump said.

The push by Poland comes amid historic rival Russia's increased military activity.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I was smiling when talking to Mr. President". Since taking office, the Polish government has unnerved Brussels with policies seen as restrictive of the courts and the news media, and is now in direct conflict with the European Union over its courts.