Videos and photos of Polish people welcoming Donald Trump, circulated by his supporters, are not telling the real story of his latest media hoax.
While the images are being used to claim that Trump is a celebrated international figure, the reality is very different.
The Associated Press reported that before Trump arrived in the European nation, “Polish media reports say the government promised the White House cheering crowds as part of its invitation.” Poland’s current government is led by the right-wing President Andrzej Duda, who like Trump is also very anti-immigrant.
AP explained, “Ruling party lawmakers and pro-government activists plan to bus in groups of people for Trump’s speech.” The Trump administration refused to speak to AP about the phony show of support.
The reality is that Trump has repeatedly alienated and offended America’s allies, particularly in nations like France, Germany, and England. He has done so through insults against their leaders, demonstrating his complete ignorance about how the NATO alliance works, and by pushing for America to move away from the Paris climate accord. Trump is a believer in the ignorant conspiracy theory that claims that climate change is a hoax invented by the chinese government.
Trump is not liked in Europe, where he has lower support than even his anemic backing in America. the only way he can claim to be loved is the same tactic he uses at home: fake it.