Last Thursday in Warsaw, Poland, President Trump delivered one of the most inspiring and iconic speeches of his presidency to the people of Poland. It was a powerful message of the unity and strength in our shared Western values.

Poland, a strong and loyal NATO ally, was the president’s first stop on his latest international trip. The president addressed the Poles just before attending the G20 Summit in Germany.

In this address, President Trump stated:

We have to remember that our defense is not just a commitment of money, it is a commitment of will.  Because as the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have.  The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.  Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?  Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders?  Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?

According to Heritage’s leading expert on transatlantic relations, Nile Gardiner, President Trump’s recent trip was a success. He notes that Trump has soundly rejected “the disastrous ‘leading from behind’ approach of his predecessor,” and that during this trip he successfully advanced the following themes:

  • A robust defense of Western civilization, NATO, and the transatlantic alliance,
  • A determination to stand up and defeat those forces that threaten the West,
  • A firm belief in the principles of national sovereignty and self-determination, and
  • A commitment to key bilateral partnerships that advance U.S. interests and strengthen the free world.

Gardiner goes on to describe President Trump’s address:

His speech in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square on Thursday was by far the best he has given so far on the international stage. Trump’s Warsaw address, which was a powerful defense of Western civilization and the values that underpin it, was one of the most significant foreign policy speeches delivered by a U.S. leader since the days of Ronald Reagan.

Read Gardiner’s full analysis of Trump’s latest international trip >>

Regarding President Trump’s involvement in the actual speechwriting process, a New York Times article reports:

Mr. Trump labored for hours on the wording in the address — widely praised as one of his most ideologically coherent by the conservative press … The speech had the sledgehammer directness of a Trump campaign address … It was the president himself who inserted the element of defiance, dictating the line “The West will never be broken!” to Mr. Miller, according to a senior White House official involved in the process.

Watch President Trump’s full address below:

What do you think about President Trump’s Warsaw address?

Comments (20)

Chris Curran - July 15, 2017

I loved President Trump’s speech in Poland because it should resonate around the world. Our western core values are for liberty for individuals to succeed on their own initiative and have a government that protects us, as we pursue life in freedom from fear of those who do not agree with this common goal.

Chan Bailey - July 15, 2017

Gotta love it when Trump leaves the US and the media is forced to either report that he did good, or be quiet. I like the quiet.

Bill Coates - July 15, 2017

He seems to be the only world leader who values western civilization. Many European leaders have no children, and thus have no stake in its future.

Mrs. Phyllis Eix - July 15, 2017

I believe he “did us proud”!

Barbara Poulson - July 15, 2017

His address was wonderful. Unfortunately the left is making sure the major part of the public does not hear it because they are using the Russia fake news in its place. And this will continue.

Ragnar Liljequist - July 15, 2017

I would kiss our president…on his cheek.

BOBBY E. RICHARDSON - July 15, 2017

I LIKE THE COMMENTS BY BILL COATES. I AM IMPRESSED BY THE REFERENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES TO OUR LORD, THIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS HE IS PRESIDENT, CHRISTIANS SUPPORTED THIS MAN IN 2016.

William Goldsmith - July 15, 2017

Excellent speech.

Craig Paxman - July 15, 2017

Our values and our will to defend them are, as President Trump reiterated, of critical importance! The USA is, and must reaffirm its commitment to be a God-fearing nation, for He is the source of our strength and our will.

Thank you, President Trump

Terry Pickett - July 15, 2017

Three cheers! The idea of Western civilization (which is the successor concept for Christendom) has been undermined gradually by a malignant anti-Western baiting that began with the Primitivism of the early 18th century. Value was removed from the West’s primary institutions as writers, thinkers and artists thought to see more authentic values in ‘primitive’ peoples and societies. Gradually Occidentalism consolidated around a malign purpose: to destroy European/Western/Christian civilization. Multiculturalism was one of the more recent forms of this blight. In my experience as a university faculty member for 40 years, I can say that to be identified as a Christian enamored of Western Civilization was to become a pariah.

G. ALLAN BARNES - July 15, 2017

Very good. Covered most of the most important aspects of issues facing the world today, including N. Korea.

Loren Froehlich - July 15, 2017

Finally, a man who understands the will and character of Christian people. God bless Poland and the USA.

Julius Hill - July 15, 2017

A powerful speech, one of the best from a recent American President, and overdue.
President Trump is definitely improving… now if he could just get this proclivity for “tweeting” under control, stick to the core priority message, and stop chasing rabbits down every progressive rabbit hole.

Dan McWhorter - July 15, 2017

I think it was great. He is showing real leadership in foreign affairs,much to the chagrin of the left. Unfortunately, the press is more interested in who attended the meeting with Trump Jr.

Duane - July 16, 2017

The address was a sound testament
to the problems facing the western world
and to bolster our commitment to, along
with our partners with the will to preserve-
very, to confront and win any outside
aggression.

Richard Singletary - July 16, 2017

MY FATHER NEVER HELD A POLITICAL POSITION I NOT EXPECTING TO HOLD ANY POLITICAL POSITION IN MY LIFETIME!!!
I VOTE TRUMP IN 4 YEARS, WHAT OTHER CHOICE WOULD I HAVE AFTER BABIES NOT BORN FROM A MALE PROPERLY VETTED LIKE RONALD REAGAN!!! REGAN JUMPED NO BORDER!!

Richard Singletary - July 16, 2017

IF I CAN HAVE A BABY FROM MY ANUS I BE THE PRESIDENT OR ANYONE DUMB ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR ME!!!

Robert Guzauskas - July 16, 2017

I watched & listened to Trump’s entire Warsaw speech and I came away proud: proud that I am an American and proud that I helped elect this President.

Bruce Myer - July 16, 2017

It is a wonderful speech which should be read by everyone, especially students. The United States should be proud of our president. We finally have a leader who truly believes in our founding principles. We should ask for Gods blessings and protection for him.

george hitchcock - July 17, 2017

Thank God for Trump——
Can you fathom the other alternative ?
You know, rhe one the “Pols” predicated !

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