“Donald Trump was at loggerheads with Germany and with all of the EU. That’s one of the reasons why he gave Poland some attention”- said Janusz Reiter, Founder of the Centre of International Relations on the Deutsche Welle [25.03.2022]
Warsaw was overjoyed, which was understandable in a way. But it was also a bit deceptive or even dangerous because Trump’s benevolence was a rather unreliable thing, simply because it was just benevolence, as opposed to a strategy. Biden, on the other hand, has a strategy. Many Germans found Poland’s sympathy for the US, which was evident throughout the last 30 years, difficult to accept. I hope that now there’s no longer a ‘US issue’ dividing Poland and Germany. I believe someone who really opens their eyes, seeing and hearing what’s going on, must understand that we in Europe would be in a much worse position without the US. In Poland, there was — in contrast to countries like Germany — essentially more basic trust in the US as a nation, regardless of the current president -said Janusz Reiter, Founder of the Centre of International Relations.