Donald Trump is ‘very seriously’ considering more troops in Poland

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to first lady Melania Trump during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington U.S

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to first lady Melania Trump during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington U.S

Polish President Andrzej Duda told reporters after meeting with Trump at the White House on Tuesday that he quickly dubbed the base "Fort Trump", an obvious appeal to the businessman turned US president who has hotels, condos and golf courses around the globe named after himself.

Standing beside Trump at the White House news conference, Duda was unapologetic in his praise for Trump's leadership and business acumen as the Polish president pitched a military expansion that could reignite an old fight with Moscow over the proximity of US forces to Russian Federation. Poland's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda is also visiting the White House.

"I firmly believe that this is possible", Duda said, saying it would be both in USA and Polish interests.

Watch above, via Fox News.

Poland has been pressing for the 3,000 USA troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating basis to be upgraded to a larger, permanent presence as it faces Russia's increased military activity in the region.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", Trump said.

Still, Trump's decision is surprising because he has talked about bringing USA troops home from across the world since he was on the campaign trail talking about America First.

France and Germany have at times responded in kind to Trump's harsh criticism of alliance members for failing to spend more on defense, but Polish officials, for the most part, have been consistent in their praise of Trump in an effort to get more US support.

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US forces are already deployed to Poland on a rotational basis, part of an effort by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to step up defenses on its eastern flank after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Trump says that he's considering the idea and that Poland has offered more than $2 billion to the U.S.to pay for such an effort.

"This agreement indicates the most important aspects of our cooperation and our friendship, it also sets new paths for the future", Duda said.

'When we're defending immensely wealthy countries and they're not paying for the defense to the United States they're only taking advantage of us, ' Trump said, resurrecting a harangue about Germany and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who fall short of defense spending pledges.

At the press conference, Duda said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Poland, which was long dominated by Russian Federation and the Soviet Union, wants "a permanent American base in Poland".

"It wouldn't bother me other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they really don't do that", he said. "They respect force. They respect strength, as anyone does, and we have the greatest strength in the world, especially now".

The push by Poland comes amid historic rival Russia's increased military activity.

Duda (L) and Trump meet inside the Oval Office.

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