Some are calling out President Donald Trump’s recent speech, which they say sounds like he was reading the Wikipedia page on the country to its own people in his Warsaw speech Thursday.
As Indy100 captured, to many, it seemed as if Trump was merely reciting the history of Poland, not giving any sort of message or policy speech.
A few crowd-pleasing lines in which Trump spoke warmly about the unique relationship between their two countries, he began reciting Polish history to those in Krasinki Square.
He began with a history on the age of the country, how long they had borders and geographical information.
“This is a nation more than 1000 years old, whose borders were erased and restored less than a century ago,” Trump told the country’s people.
Trump transitioned into a history on the fights between the Polish and the former Soviet Union and Germany during World War II, calling it “very tough.”
“A vibrant Jewish population, the largest in Europe, was reduced to almost nothing after Nazis systematically murdered Polish Jewish citizens, along with countless others during a brutal occupation,” Trump continued.
He then thanked them for their struggle and persistence before moving on to talk about the overthrow of the former Communist government.
The internet certainly was not dazzled and many were concerned that there were white supremacists undertones in the speech.
Trump is basically reading the Wikipedia article on Poland to the Polish people right now. What a friggin moron.
— THIS IS NOT AMERICAN (@danahaswell) July 6, 2017
This is almost identical rhetoric to Poland's white nationalist movement. You've been there like one day and you're already indoctrinated.
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 6, 2017
Not really it was a nice speech about how Poland has overcome war many times, talking about veterans, then about going forward, what a joke.
— 1983Me (@1983Me1) July 6, 2017
Man this Trump speech is bad… Poland's not an old ally, they've only been an ally since the end of the Cold War, if that's old I'm old
— Valondar (@VK_HM) July 6, 2017
Trump in Poland. Let me tell you about the history of Poland as viewed from my head. Tell you what, keep it to yourself. They lived it.
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) July 6, 2017
Why is Trump telling Polish people the history of Poland?
— Vicki Ringer (@vickiringer) July 6, 2017
President Trump's Poland speech sounds more like a history class.
— Darren Perrotti (@DPerrotti2020) July 6, 2017
Report that historian who drew up Trump's Poland speech has far-right links, history of denying responsibility https://t.co/q3UdsmoNEy
— Lili Bayer (@liliebayer) July 6, 2017
Good speech? He spent 20 minutes telling Poles the history of Poland then gave them the mafia shakedown protection bit re NATO
— Nevin McMullin (@BirdBrain2017) July 6, 2017
Watch the speech video below:
Trump: "Poland is the geographic heart of Europe." https://t.co/dq7PUzqLll
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) July 6, 2017