Mr Trump confirmed the information at a joint press convention with Polish President Andrzej Duda. The press convention got here at White Home Rose Backyard after the duo signed a cooperation settlement. Mr Duda mentioned the transfer would assist solidify Poland’s ties to the West.
Mr Trump mentioned the troops may come from US forces in Germany however avoiding straight criticising Vladimir Putin with the 2 set to satisfy in Japan in two weeks.
He instructed reporters: “I hope that Poland goes to have an incredible relationship with Russia. I hope that we’ll have an incredible relationship with Russia.”
US troops have been despatched to Poland in 2016 in response to Russian involvement in Ukraine and NATO Basic Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the information.
In an announcement, Mr Stoltenberg mentioned: “At this time’s announcement is a part of NATO’s measured, defensive and proportionate efforts to strengthen our deterrence and defence.”
Mr Duda instructed he may title the set up “Fort Trump” after the US President.
He additionally went on to criticise Russia: “Russia once more is exhibiting its unkind, unfriendly imperial face, Russia is at all times looking to take our territory.”
Mr Duda sparked protests in Poland final 12 months when he tried to power the retirement of Supreme Court docket judges.
Telling to reporters these judges have been legacies of Poland’s communist period, he additionally heard Mr Trump reply “no”, when requested if he supported the transfer.
He’s set to go to South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and Tokyo for the G20 summit on the month.
Mr Trump will flip 73 on Friday and Mr Duda wished him a cheerful birthday at a reception within the night.
Some attendees even started singing comfortable birthday to the President in Polish.