Mainstream news outlets like Time magazine and the Washington Post went with the "rejected handshake" narrative, with titles such as, "Watch Poland's First Lady Reject President Trump's First Attempt At A Handshake" and "Polish first lady passes over Trump's handshake".
Small groups of protestors, many of whom demonstrated against President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, were kept well away from the speech in Warsaw's Krasninski Square.
Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, the president said "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive". The right-wing populist government of Poland has undertaken many actions that have been roundly condemned throughout the world.
In Warsaw, a city rebuilt after it was razed by the Germans in World War II, the president declared rhetorical war on a broad array of foreign and domestic forces that he said were aligned against him, even criticising President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation in his strongest terms to date, before their first face-to face meeting, in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday. Looming large over his entire European trip is Pyongyang's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could deliver a nuclear payload to Alaska.
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He said , "We want to demonstrate that fighting against climate change can lead to an improvement of French people's daily lives". France also plans to divide its greenhouse gas emissions by 4 by 2050 in hopes to become carbon neutral by that year.
"We have a potentially very bad situation that we will meet in the toughest of all manners if we have to do that", Trump said May 1 in an interview with Bloomberg.
Mr Trump and Ms Merkel finally got to shake hands overnight. "So when you buy and as you buy military equipment, hopefully you'll be thinking only of the United States".
Trump claimed that, "above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom".
"There is a courage and a strength deep in the Polish character that no one could destroy", the president said. That should provide welcome relief from the cool reception he is likely to receive elsewhere. The simple answer is that when Trump talks about protecting the West, he mostly means keeping non-Western people out of it, a message Poland's current government undoubtedly approves of as well.
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On Monday, Saudi Arabia and its allies had extended by 48 hours the deadline set for Qatar to comply with the 13 demands . Among their demands is for Qatar to end an accord under which Turkey maintains a military base in the Gulf state.
Many carried US flags or placards with photographs of Duda and Trump.
Trump will also issue a Reaganesque call to tackle bureaucratic over control, which he will frame as more than just an inconvenience or byproduct of a rules-based society.
The two leaders will also discuss further deliveries of US liquid gas to Poland and the region. "The United States is firmly committed to open, fair, and competitive markets for global energy trade", Trump said. In public, European officials profess the decades-old transatlantic partnership to be inviolable and essential.
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Kaczynski and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, who has been similarly criticized for a light authoritarianism. Some fear that the visit may further widen a fissure between East and West in the European Union, which Mr.