Enthusiasm in Poland over the current US president’s visit on Wednesday is palpable.
A group calling itself “Poland Donald Trump” has launched a Facebook event to house Donald Trump in Warsaw. There are posters around town announcing a festive picnic, sponsored by several large public companies in the country.
There are reports that members of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) were invited to participate in 50 members of their extended circles in a presidential speech scheduled for Trump to feel as if he had received warm Polish hospitality.
Realistically, however, such efforts are likely to be useless: the emotion of truly pro-American, pro-immigrant and anti-Trump audiences on the current tour is real, and more likely to occur in Warsaw than Americans Made in Washington DC the day of the inauguration of Trump.
Trump’s visit before the G-20 meeting in Hamburg in Poland is treated as a diplomatic coup. In a limited sense, it is simply: the visit coincides with a meeting of the Three Seas Initiative, an effort to develop cooperation between the Eastern European states established by Polish President Andrzej Duda less than a year ago, in August 2016.
Previous visit by the US president, was a real triumph for P.R a dark regional group, which developed economies account for less than 10 percent of EU GDP.
But it is undeniable that some members of the Polish government also see Trump’s visit – his first stop in his only second time abroad since taking office – as much as an implicit endorsement and opportunity against European-based elites Brussels and other western European capitals.
(The visit comes less than a month after the EU has launched a lawsuit against three Member States, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic on their reluctance to accept refugees and take place in the context of Poland ongoing fight With French President Emmanuel Macron, recently punished Eastern Europe for a European supermarket.) And this is where the enthusiasm of Poland over Trump n ‘is not only wrong, but dangerous.
Presidents of the United States have found that the use of European divisions is useful to the United States, precisely because it harms Europe’s collective interests. Presidents of the United States have found that the use of European divisions is useful to the United States precisely because it harms Europe’s collective interests….