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Party leader: US will likely stop interfering in Polish affairs under Trump

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Roberto Galea 24.01.2017 07:00
It is likely that under President Donald Trump, the US will stop interfering in the internal affairs of Poland, said the head of Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party.
The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January. Photo: Facebook.com/The White HouseThe inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January. Photo: Facebook.com/The White House

Asked on Monday about whether the term of President Donald Trump will lead to a deterioration of Polish-American relations, PiS leader Jarosław Kaczynski said he thought this will likely not happen.

“On the contrary. I am glad that it is extremely likely that the [US’s] interference in the internal affairs of Poland will cease”.

He added that he has been not only a “witness” but also a “victim” of the interference, because he was “pressured in matters that the US government should not have had the slightest interest”. He did not specify which events he was referrring to.

Kaczyński said he listened to Trump’s inaugural address and added there is no indication something bad would happen to the most basic of Polish interests. Trump has indicated that he will review the relationship of the US and NATO, calling the Alliance "obsolete". Poland puts great emphasis on NATO to protect it from any potential aggression from Russia.

“But we have to observe, because president [Trump] is a completely different type of person than his predecessors and represents a completely different idea – quite paradoxically, because he still belongs to the elite, including the very high-level financial elite,” Kaczyński said.

The election victory of Donald Trump in November was welcomed by many politicians from Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party.


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