U.S. President congratulates Poland on World War II anniversary (VIDEO)
U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on the 80-year anniversary of Germany invading Poland to begin World War II by offering Poland a message of congratulations.
While speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump was asked if he had a message for Poland on the anniversary of the Nazi invasion that took place on Sept. 1, 1939.
"Mr. President, do you have a message for Poland on the 80th anniversary of the Second World War?" a reporter asked.
"I do have a great message for Poland," Trump responded. "And we have Mike Pence, our vice president, is just about landing right now. And he is representing me."
"I look forward to being there soon. But I just want to congratulate Poland," he continued. "It’s a great country with great people. We also have many Polish people in our country; it could be 8 million. We love our Polish friends. And I will be there soon," the Hill cited the U.S. leader as saying.
Trump had been scheduled to visit Poland on Saturday and Sunday to attend ceremonies commemorating the anniversary in Warsaw. He canceled the trip on Thursday, however, due to Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the United States.