'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges U.S. to consider opening base

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

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

Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters after meeting with Trump at the White House on Tuesday that he quickly dubbed the base "Fort Trump", an obvious appeal to the businessman turned USA president who has hotels, condos and golf courses around the globe named after himself.

"I firmly believe that this is possible", Duda said, saying it would be both in United States and Polish interests.

Though the Polish president's naming proposal appeared to be in jest, Trump said Poland was willing to make a "very major" contribution if the United States were to establish a permanent military presence in the nation.

"If they're willing to do that, it's something we will certainly talk about", he added.

Trump said during a joint news conference with Duda that he was considering the idea and noted that Poland had offered more than $2 billion to the United States to pay for such an effort.

"We're looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it's something that we are considering, yes", he said. Duda's statements at the Tuesday briefing indicate Warsaw is indeed more than eager to have a permanent U.S. base on their soil.

'We believe that the presence of the United States is a guarantor of security in our part of Europe.

Poland joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1999 along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, and since then other former communist states, including Baltic republics bordering Russian Federation, have joined despite Moscow's strong opposition.

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Trump said it was "ridiculous" because it benefited Russian Federation and was bad for the German people.

Poland's leader pressed Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump".

"I told Mr. President about all the aspects connected with the permanent presence of the U.S. armed forces in Poland", Duda said.

He also criticized Democrats for being "lousy on policy" and in many ways "lousy politicians", who he said were exclusively focused on resisting and obstructing his presidency.

"I think it's a very aggressive situation". I think that Russian has acted aggressively.

"They respect force. They respect strength as anyone does".

"The President offered us much more than $2 billion", Trump said. Last October, the U.S. sent a new mechanized brigade there.

"We are the piggy bank to the world". We want to modernize Polish armed forces, ' he said.

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