Trump snubbed by first lady of Poland in latest handshake fail

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At a news conference earlier with his Polish counterpart, Trump said he believes Russian Federation may have tried to interfere in the 2016 United States election, but said others may have been involved. "I also applaud Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Austria for pursuing a pipeline from the Black Sea", the president said. The latest moment of handshake diplomacy came Thursday during the president's stop in Poland on his way to the G20 summit in Germany. "That is my wish for all of us around the world". For President Trump to succeed overseas, he needs to change much more of his style and policies than one speech can correct. He said he would defend Western values against the threat that they faced from terrorism, that the U.S. would adhere to Article 5, which commits members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to defend each other from attack, and he condemned Russian efforts to destabilize other countries.

Greenpeace activist illuminate the Palace of Culture and Science with words "No Trump Yes Paris" in Warsaw, Poland July 5, 2017. The move drew criticism from governments and climate change activists around the world. On the eve of what is likely to be a prickly G20 summit, with Trump facing animosity from traditional United States allies, he will use a landmark address in Warsaw to warn that a lack of collective resolve could doom an alliance that endured through the Cold War. These values are shared by president Trump.

Trump spoke in front of a monument to the Warsaw Uprising in Krasiński Square, which commemorates an important and tragic event in the nation's history often co-opted by the right-wing fringe as a symbol of nationalist pride. "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive", he said.

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"We're here at this historic gathering to launch a new future for open, fair, and affordable energy markets that bring greater security and prosperity to all of our citizens. Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilisation in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?"

So if not liberal democracy, the rule of law, or scientific inquiry, what exactly does this president-who feels more at home with Middle Eastern dictators than European presidents-mean when he talks about "the West" that must be defended at all costs?

The PiS believes Walesa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize, was a communist-era collaborator and see his term as president between 1990 and 1995 as a time when Poland lost sight of its Catholic identity.