Speaking in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday in an internationally-televised press conference with Poland’s President Duda, President Trump called on “all nations” to confront North Korea two days after the communist dictatorship successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
Noting that he doesn’t “draw red lines,” Trump provided no specific details about what kind of confrontation might take place, saying, “We’ll just take a look at what happens. It’s a shame that they are behaving this way. Something has to happen.”
Trump observed that Russia is destabilizing the region and vowed to work with Poland on its security. He also thanked Duda for his country’s commitment to NATO and acknowledged that it has been one of the few countries that has been paying its fair share.
That remark comes weeks after Trump told NATO allies on his first European trip that they must stop being delinquent and pay their financial obligations to the group.
President Trump and the first lady will be in Warsaw for a short visit during which he plans to make a keynote speech from Krasinski Square; the site of a monument commemorating the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis.
When Trump arrived to Poland Wednesday morning, the Polish people were in the streets waiting to greet him. Many of the people were waving American and Polish flags while his motorcade made its way to his hotel.
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