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On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their first visit to Poland.

Before leaving, they remembered the 152nd anniversary of the Secret Service:

The day before, I featured a few tweets describing the anticipation among Poles regarding this trip (see comments section).

Here they are upon arrival in Warsaw:

According to the now-deleted White House Wardrobe Twitter account, Mrs Trump’s suede coat is a Diane Von Furstenberg creation, as is her ‘Arago’ scarf.

Even though it was late at night, the streets along the motorcade route were filled with people:

The White House blog has a full report of the Polish trip, excerpts of which follow:

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump began his second trip abroad by traveling to Warsaw, Poland for bilateral meetings and to deliver an address to the people of Poland. President Trump also spoke about energy security with European leaders attending the Three Seas Initiative Summit.

President Trump met first with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The two affirmed the enduring friendship and alliance between Poland and the United States, as demonstrated by the close partnership and cooperation between our two countries in many different spheres, particularly within NATO on security issues.

President Trump and President Duda then held a joint press conference in the Royal Castle Courtyard …

The film in this tweet shows part of the interior of the Royal Castle:

Afterwards, Trump joined European leaders to participate in a meeting of the Three Seas Initiative Summit. Time explains:

Twelve countries — Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria — are a part of the initiative, which seeks to boost economic ties between the United States and ex-communist countries of both central and eastern Europe.

The White House blog states that Trump also held a meeting with Croatia’s president:

President Trump also met with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia to discuss issues of mutual interest and ways to deepen already strong United States-Croatia relations. President Trump welcomed Croatia’s efforts to promote energy security and diversification, and expressed support for timely completion of the Krk Island liquefied natural gas facility.

Meanwhile, Melania Trump spent time with Poland’s first lady:

I saw another picture of them giggling like old friends, so they must have got on very well indeed. Mrs Duda also took Mrs Trump on a tour of the Copernicus Science Center.

The solemn part came when the two leaders and their wives gathered in Krasiński Square to remember Poland’s struggle during the Second World War.

Trump addressed a huge crowd in the square. The Poles applauded after nearly every sentence and periodically interrupted him with cheers, as the following transcript excerpts show:

The story of Poland is the story of a people who have never lost hope, who have never been broken, and who have never, ever forgotten who they are. (Applause)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Such a great honor. This is a nation more than one thousand years old. Your borders were erased for more than a century and only restored just one century ago …

In the summer of 1944, the Nazi and Soviet armies were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle right here in Warsaw. Amid that hell on earth, the citizens of Poland rose up to defend their homeland. I am deeply honored to be joined on stage today by veterans and heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: What great spirit. We salute your noble sacrifice and we pledge to always remember your fight for Poland and for freedom. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

This monument reminds us that more than 150,000 Poles died during that desperate struggle to overthrow oppression …

Together, with Pope John Paul II, the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation devoted to God. And with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. You stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. And you won. Poland prevailed. Poland will always prevail. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. You were supported in that victory over communism by a strong alliance of free nations in the West that defied tyranny. Now, among the most committed members of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place as a leading nation of a Europe that is strong, whole, and free …

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. (Applause.) Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Thank you. God Bless You. God bless the Polish people. God bless our allies. And God bless the United States of America.

Later, Mrs Trump tweeted:

Poland’s President Duda was unhappy with fake news reports:

Then it was off to Hamburg for the G20 conference. Doesn’t Mrs Trump look wistful?

One Polish lady tweeted:

In Hamburg, Trump renewed acquaintances and held meetings outside of the G20 conference:

The Trumps will be returning this weekend. They will go to France for Bastille Day at the invitation of President Macron. The government wishes to honour the United States for liberating the French people in 1917.

Reuters reports that another special European trip might be on the cards:

More news on the G20 and French trip next week — as well as an update on the Clooneys.

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