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Warsaw - Polish President Thanks Trump For Fighting 'Fake News'

Published on: January 18, 2018 03:39 PM
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses the United Nations Security Council, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses the United Nations Security Council, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Warsaw - Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.”

President Andrzej Duda voiced his thanks to Trump in English on Twitter Thursday, a day after the U.S. leader revealed his promised “fake news awards.”

In his tweet, Duda wrote that Trump “just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you. We must continue to fight that phenomenon. Poland experiences fake news power first hand. Many European and even U.S. officials form their opinions of PL (Poland) based on relentless flow of fake news.”

One of the “awards” went to Newsweek for reporting that Duda’s wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, did not shake hands with Trump during a visit to Warsaw last summer. In fact, she briefly avoided Trump’s outstretched hand as she reached out to shake the hand of U.S. first lady Melania Trump, but she did shake Trump’s hand afterward.


Critics say Trump’s attacks on what he calls “fake news” are attacks on media freedom that embolden authoritarian leaders around the world.

Duda’s tweet comes as Poland faces sharp criticism from the European Union over new laws that increase the ruling party’s control over the judiciary.

While the Polish government says the laws are needed to clean up a corrupt judicial system, the EU has threatened sanctions against Poland because it says the laws violate fundamental democratic values.

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 Jan 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM Educated Archy Says:

Just like the media the president has his own first amendment rights and is allowed to call out the fake news. So sorry that you fake news liars just finally have someone who is pointing out your truth twisting and half fact telling lies.

PS As I have pointed out, feel free to read one the vin articles about Israel toady and notice how those sneaky lairs at Reuters while only writing facts, write such lies and deceit. Go read it, Its on VIN.

The media is our enemy.


 Jan 18, 2018 at 09:32 PM hashomer Says:

A great endorsement from a rightist Pole president for Herr Trumpf. Other endorsements from Tsar Pootin and China's Red dictator.


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