President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned trip to Poland to take care of a storm comes as a sharp blow to Poland’s populist government, that was counting on the journey to get a hike before October elections.
Trump is instead sending Vice President Mike Pence into observances Sunday marking the beginning of World War II and also for meetings with Polish leaders Monday anticipated to include brand new military and energy prices. Trump announced late Thursday that it had been”essential” to remain home to cope with Hurricane Dorian, that can be predicted to make landfall in Florida on Monday.
Poland’s government-run state broadcaster TVP sought to cast the best light on the circumstance, stressing the intensity of the hurricane and Florida is a vital battleground state for Trump at 2020.
A leading aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda also stated that Trump advised Duda he intends to reschedule the trip in forthcoming months.
Some political opponents expressed satisfaction that the ruling party lost the possible electoral increase only six months before Oct. 13 parliamentary elections. Nonetheless, it is going to be fighting to continue to the majority it currently holds.
The reversal of programs also hatched Trump of an opportunity to bask in a passionate welcome overseas.
It is next time Trump has canceled a visit in recent weeks. The president had been scheduled to fly out of Poland to Copenhagen for his first official visit to Denmark but continued after leaders that he resisted his urge to buy Greenland.