what fills the hole left in mosul? what is a post-isis mosul look for all of the people that call it home. barbara star, thank you for reporting from the pentagon. a lot of news. president trump about to speak in poland. "new day" continues right now. >> barack obama found out about this in terms of if i were russia. he did nothing about it. >> trump will come face-to-face for the first time with vladimir putin. >> the president should be trying to prepare for this trip. we also know the president keeps stepping on his own message. >> we want to see fair press. we don't want fake news. >> every eyeball in the world will be watching him. >> they are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner. and something will have to be done about it. >> it's not going to be twitter diplomacy that's going to make any progress here. >> north korea does not want to be part of a peaceful world. time is short.
action is required. the world is on notice. >> this is "new day," with chris cuomo and allison kcallison. alisyn is off. and poppy harlow is with me. breaking news we are following here. moments away, from president trump's speech to the people of poland. a crowd already gathering, waving polish and american flags. we will bring you that speech live as it happens. before that speech, the president made major headlines in a press conference. and it was not the message that the world was expecting. this wasn't about touting american virtues and seeing as the freedom beacon. he attacked u.s. intel agencies. he attacked the media. he questioned whether russia meddled in the election, saying others may have been involved. saying no one really knows.
>> the president resuming husband attacks on the media, as chris said. discussing a u.s. response to escalating aggression from north korea. all of this on the eve of the critical face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin. that is tomorrow. we have it covered. let's start in warsaw. we're getting color, sara, on what to expect from the president's speech. what are you hearing? >> that's right, poppy. he's going to talk about the importance of the alliance on the u.s. and poland. we might hear more from him on immigration and securing our borders. i think that really remarkable diplomatic debut is what we saw from president trump, as he was meeting with the polish president and in their joint press conference, that is where president trump questioned whether other countries might have meddled in our election and blamed president barack obama for failing to do more.
>> i think it could well have been russia. but it could have been other countries. a lot of people interfere. i think it's been happening for a long time. it's been happening for many, many, years. i this have to mention, is that barack obama found out about this, in terms of if it were russia, found out about it in august. they say he choked. i don't think he choked. i think what happened, he thought hillary clinton was going to win the election. and he said let's not do anything about it. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence agencies have concluded that russia did try to interfere in the 2016 election. they did not point fingers at any other countries. this is one of the vexing challenges as trump continues on the tour abroad. the other thing is how to handle the afwregs from north korea. the president said he's not
prepared to draw any red lines. >> as far as north korea's concerned, i don't know. we'll see what happens. i don't like to talk about what i have planned. but i have some pretty severe things that we're thinking about. that doesn't mean we're going to do them. i don't draw red lines. president obama drew a red line. and i was the one that made it look a little better than it was. i think we'll look at what happens over the coming weeks and months, with respect to north korea. it's a shame that they're behaving this way. but they are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner. and something will have to be done about it. >> reporter: now, trump's uno s unorthodox was on full display in this press conference. he went abroad, touting american values. he took aim at the free press, calling out cnn and other news outlets specifically. back to you guys.
>> all right, sara. we need context here. he was on-message. he's going to give a speech coming up. we're going to bring it to you live. he's going to say things that are constructive about what the world needs to adopt from america, what america needs to bring to the rest of the world. then, comes this. let's bring in the panel. chris saliza. david sanger. chief international correspondent, christiane amanpour. and ambassador to nato, nicholas burns. we'll have other people come in as we need them. we have a big bank of experts for you. christiane, when i say context, he's getting ready to meet with president putin. in the press conference, he belittles the u.s. intelligence assessment and says we don't know if it was russia. maybe it was russia. could have been other people. that's right before he meets with putin. he's standing next to duet duda
was -- he attacks a free press and the united states. conte contextually, what does it mean in the united states? >> it doesn't look good. the president usually goes abroad and touts all of the things that america has made special, freedom of the press, market economy. the idea of the sanctity borders. and the obvious, 100% commitment to article 5 of nato, which he hasn't done and has sent a shudder through allies. we'll see if he defines and redefines those words in his speeches coming up. but you know, putin is a very shre shrewd, tactical player. some say he's not a great strategist. but tactically he is shrewd. he's been doing his homework for many, many years in office. he's no neophyte.
and president trump has not been on the stage for policy anywhere near the length of time that president putin has been. and president putin has direct objectives when he gets to the meeting with president trump. president trump needed to be highly advised and prepared to push back on the crucial issues that separate and define america as opposed to an authoritarian state that reaches into law as russia has done. >> jim acosta is joining us, as well. ambassador burns, to you, the president is questioning u.s. intelligence, right? the number of agencies that said this about russia and also whether or not it was russia alone, which no other u.s. intelligence agency said it was anyone but russia. that is a fact. however, he seems to fully trust u.s. intelligence when it comes to north korea. and that intelligence is critical right now.
how much of a corner does that put this president in? >> i think it's unwise what he did this morning. the u.s. intelligence community is rarely united on any issue. they've been united for six months on this issue in their public report to the american people. and it's unwise politically because the senate voted by 97-2, two weeks ago to impose new sanctions on russia. and that was led by senate republicans. he's out of step with his own political party. and frankly, let's talk about the basic duties of an american president. it's to defend the united states. russia launched a cyber attack on the american election. they get into the databases of 21 american states. and the president is not defending the united states. he gave a gift to putin here. on the eve of their meeting. what putin needs to hear is there's going to be repercussions, tangible steps by the united states to penalize
russia. if you don't do that, think about what putin might do to our 2018 midterms or the 2020 presidential election. i think it's dereliction of a basic duty of the president to defend the united states. he's out of step with the rest of the country. very unwise to say what he did this morning. >> it's just customary that the united states president or any head of state. when they go abroad, they're trying to put the best face on their own country. they're trying to be boastful. that's not what we saw this morning. jim acosta, it is a high bar for me to ask you if you were surprised by something that the president of the united states said. but to take the petty political plays that are going in here at home and take it to the world stage, was that a surprise to the press corps? >> not at all. it was not a surprise that the first question he would take
from an american reporter and from the friendly news media, friendly reporter who teed up a question about cnn. for the president to go off on cnn about fake news, made this spectacle feel like a fake news conference. this was not an attempt by the president to seek out a question from somebody who was going to challenge him on the issues. david and i have known each other for a long time. he covered donald trump on the campaign trail. i think he's a good guy. but in this instance, i think the conservative news media was being used here. and i do think that's unfortunate. a couple things we want to point out. the president once again said that barack obama did nothing from august to november about russian meddling. that is simply fake news. president obama talked to vladimir putin at a g20 summit in september about all of this, to say otherwise is fake news. barack obama went farther, by the way, in that meeting with vladimir putin, than president
trump is promising to do himself. he's not even promising to bring up election meddling in his bilateral with vladimir putin. so, for the president to say that barack obama did nothing, he is, at this point, promising to do less than nothing on that front. the other thing that was fake news coming from president trump, was when he said, i keep hearing it's 17 intelligence agencies that say russia meddled in the election. i think it's only three or four. where does that number come from? my suspicion is if we go to theed administration and ask for this question, i'm not sure we're going to get an answer. if we get an answer, it will probably be off-camera. >> stay with us. we're looking at live pictures of ivanka trump and her husband, jared kushner, very senior advisers around the president, aheld of the speech that's about to begin at any moment. you'll hear it live right here. we do know that odni, the office of the director of the national intelligence, the nsa, cia, that
have purview of russia hacking in the election, all said that russia interfered with the election, with the intent of helping donald trump. and i speak for all 17 agencies. >> that's right. and clapper went out and qualified this number. saying all 17 didn't look at it. he obviously oversees all of them. they benefit from the collective intelligence. but they came to a reason of certainty they have no reason that self-serving to have founded. that's something that, chris, that gets lost in this mix. the intelligence community, they're in the business of being circumspect. few things are absolutes in their world. they have a hard time proving things in general. for them to come down so hard and to be undermined by their president abroad, right before he meets with the man whom they believe is responsible, that's really twisting things up in a knot in an unopportune time, is it not? >> yes. i stopped saying -- or tried to
stop saying remarkable because there's so much that is, historical when it comes to what the president says and does and what this president says and does. absolutely. i really do believe that donald trump may be the lone republican elected official in the country at this point who is unwilling to say, yes, russia hacked the election. and i think ambassador burns makes a really important point, which is, it's not only about the past. it's not only about a willingness to say russia was responsible for this. everything we know suggests they were. it's about the future. taking this threat seriously because everyone from clapper to comey, to anyone else, has said they will do this again. and if you don't recognize the threat that happened, the seriousness, the severity and the ownership of that threat, it's going to be hard in the future to assail it. >> that takes us to this moment. what will the president use the world stage to do?
he's entering the square in warsaw. jeff zeleny, you are on-scene. what are we expecting when the president takes the podium? >> chris, i can tell you, you can hear the military trumpets playing and the colors being presented. there's cheers from the crowds. american flags waving. polish flags wavering as well here. a festive crowd here. the polish government, in fact, handed out the flags here. the polish government delivered on this big crowd here. thousands of people lined the streets here. chris, the people we talk to, at least, a handful of questions. will this president stand up to vladimir putin in terms of russian aggression. the president talked about in his earlier remarks. we'll see how much of that is central in his speech here today.
we're told by administration officials, this is going to be essentially, a philosophical speech. he has so many things in common with this polish president. but this is the biggest speech, i would say a critical, key speech on the eve of that important meeting tomorrow, with russian president vladimir putin. >> jeff, zeleny, let's listen in ahead of the president giving this key speech. >> laying wreaths at the memorial there that commemorated a fight against the gnnazis in e early '40s. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ >> we see the polish president, duda and his wife, and the president of the united states, and melania trump. we've gotten advance of what the president is going to say today. what do you see in those remarks? >> i think the most interesting thing out of this, chris, you are going to get a defense of western values. that means a lot to the polish
people, who are, of course, among the newer members and enthusiastic members. >> i think melania trump is going to introduce the president. let's hear what she says. >> thank you very much. my husband and i have enjoyed visiting your beautiful country. i want to thank president and mrs. duda, for their warm welcome and their generous hospitality. i had opportunity to visit the science center today and found it not only informative but thoughtful in its mission, which has inspired people to observe, experiment, ask questions, and seek answers. i can think of no better purpose for such a wonderful science center.
thanks to all involved in giving us the tour, especially the children who made it a wonderful experience. as many of you know, a main focus of my husband presidency, is safety and security of the american people. i think all of us agree, people should be able to live their lives without fear, no matter what country they live in. that's my wish for all of us around the world. thank you, again, for this wonderful welcome, to your very special country. your kindness and gracious hospitality will not be forgotten. and now, it is my honor to introduce to you, my husband,
the president of the united states, donald j. trump. >> thank you very much. that's so nice. the united states has many great diplomats. but there is no better ambassador for our country than our beautiful first lady, melania. thank you, melania. that was very nice. we've come to your nation to deliver an important message.
america loves poland. and america loves the polish people. thank you. the poles have not only greatly enriched this region. but polish-americans have enriched the united states. and i was truly proud to have their support in the 2016 election. it is a profound honor to stand in this city by this monument, to the warsaw uprising and to address the polish nation that so many generations have dreamed of. a poland that is safe, strong and free. president duda and your wonderful first lady have welcomed us with the tremendous
warmth and kindness for which poland is known around the world. thank you. i sincerely thank both of them. and to the prime minister, a very special thanks also. we are pleased that the president has joined us also. thank you. thank you. on behalf of all americans, let me also thank the entire polish people for the generosity you have shown in welcoming our
soldiers to your country. these soldiers are not only brave defenders of people are, but also, symbols of america's commitment to your security and your place in a strong and democratic europe. we are proudly joined on stage by american, polish, british and romaine tnian soldiers. thank you. thank you. great job. president duda and i have just come from an incredibly successful meeting with the leaders participating in the three cs initiative. to the citizens of this great region, america is eager to expand our partnership with you. we welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce as you grow
your economies. and we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy. so, poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy. mr. president, i congratulate you along with the president of croatia, on your leadership of the historic three cs initiative. thank you. this is my first visit to central europe as president. and i am thrilled that it could be right here, at this magnificent, beautiful piece of land. it is beautiful. poland is the geographic heart
of europe. but more importantly, in the polish people, we see the soul of europe. your nation is great because your spirit is great. and your spirit is strong. for two centuries, poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. while poland could be invaded and occupied and its borders erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. in those dark days, you have lost your land, but you never lost your pride.
so, it is with true admiration i can say today, that from the farms and villages of the countryside, to the cathedrals and squares of your great cities, poeland lives, poland prospers and poland prevails. despite every effort to transform you, oppress you or destroy you, you endured and overcame. you are the proud nation of c copernicus. think of that. ch chopin, poland is a land of hero ps a
heros. and you are a people who know the value of what you defend. the triumph of the polish spirit, over eventucenturies of hardship, gives us good congrans evil and peace over war. for americans, poland has been a symbol of hope since the beginning of our nation. polish heroes and american patriots fought side-by-side in our war of independence and in many wars that followed. our soldiers serve together today in afghanistan and iraq, combatting the enemies of all civilization. for america's part, we have never given up on freedom and independence. the right and destiny of the polish people. and we never, ever will.
our two countries share a special bond forged by unique histories and national characters. it's a fellowship that exists only among people who fought and bled and died for freedom. the sides of this friendship stand in our nation's capital. just steps from the white house. we've raised statues of men, with names like polasky and cociosco. the same is true in warsaw, where street signs carry the name of george washington and a monument stands to one of the world's greatest heroes, ronald reagan. so, i am here today, not just to
visit an old ally, but to hold it up for an example for those who seek freedom and those who summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization. the story of poland is a story of the people who have never lost hope. who have never been broken and who have never, ever forgotten who they are. [ chanting ]
thank you so much. thank you so much. this is a great honor. this is a nation more than 1,000 years old. your borders were erased for more than a century and only restored justice u.s. one century ago. in 1920, in the miracle, poland stopped the soviet army, bent on european conquest. then, 19 years later, in 1939, you were invaded yet again, this time by nazi germany from the west and the soviet union from the east. that's trouble. the polish people endured evils
beyond description. the massacre, the occupations, the holocaust, the warsaw ghetto and the warsaw ghetto uprising. the destruction of this beautiful capital city and the deaths of nearly one in five polish people. a vibrant jewish population, the largest in europe, was reduced to almost nothing after the nazis systemly murdered millions of polands, jewish citizens, along with others in that brutal occupation. in the summer of 1944, the nazi and soviet armies were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle right here in warsaw. amid that hell on earth, the citizens of poland rose up to defend their homeland. i am deeply honored to be joined on stage today by veterans and heroes of the warsaw uprising.
from the other side of the river, to soviet armed forces, stopped and waited. they watched as the nazis ruthlessly destroyed the city. viciously murdering men, women and children. they tried to destroy this nation forever, by shattering its will to survive. there's a courage and a strength deep in the polish character that no one could destroy. the polish martyr, bishop michael koezer. said it more horrifying of a defeat of arms is a collapse of the human spirit. through four decades of communist rule, portland and the other captive nations of europe, endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, you identity. indeed, the very essence of your culture and humanity.
through it all, you never lost that spirit. your oppressors tried to break you. but poland could not be broken. when the day came on june 2nd, 1979, and 1 million poles gathered around victory square, for the very first mass with their polish pope, that day every communist in warsaw must have known that the oppressive system would soon come crashing down. they must have known it at the exact moment during pope john paul ii sermon, when a million polish men, women and children
raised their voices in a single prayer. a million polish people did not ask for wealth. they did not ask for privilege. instead, 1 million poles sang three simple words. we want god. the polish people found new courage to face down the oppressors. and they found the words to declare that poland would be poland once again. as i stand here today, before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history. their message is as true today as ever. the people of poland, the people
of america, and the people of europe still cry out, we want god. together with pope john paul ii, the poles reasserted their identity, as a nation devoted to god. and with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. you stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. and you won. poland prevailed. portland will always prevail.
[ chanting ] thank you. you were supported in that victory over communist by a strong alliance of free nations in the west that defied tyranny. now, manaamong the most committ members of the nato alliance, they are a leading nation of a europe that is strong, whole and free. a strong poland is a blessing to the nations of europe. and they know that. a strong europe is a blessing to the west, and to the world. 100 years after the entry of
american forces into world war i, the transatlantic bond between the united states and europe, is as strong as ever and maybe, in my ways, even stronger. this continent no longer confronts the specter of communism. but today, we're in the west. and we have to say, there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. you see what's happening out there. they are threats. we will confront them. we will win. but they are threats.
we are confronted by another oppressive ideology, one that threatens extremism all around the globe. america and others have suffered one terror attack after another. we're going to get it to stop. during a historic gathering in saudi arabia, i called on the leaders of more than 50 muslim nations to join together to drive out this menace which threatens all of humanity. we must stand united against the shared enemies to strip them of their territory and their funding and their networks and any form of ideological support that they may have. while we will always new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders
will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. we're fighting hard against radical islamic terrorism. and we will prevail. we cannot accept those who reject our values, and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent. today, the west is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence and challenge our
interests. to meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes and cyber warfare. we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively, in new ways, and on all new battlefields. we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere. and its support for hostile regi regimes, including syria and iran. and to join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. finally, both sides of the atlantic, our citizens are in danger, one firmly in our control. this danger is invisible to some, but familiar to the poles.
the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. the west became great, not because of paperwork and regulations. but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursuit their destinies. america, poles and nations of value, value freedom and sovereignty. whether they come inside or out, the south and the east, the threat over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. if left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit and weaken our will
to defend ourselves and our societies. but just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in poland, we know these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. and we do want them to fail. they are doomed not because our alliance is strong, our country is resilient and power is unmatched. through all of that, you have to say, everything is true. our adversaries are doomed because we will never forget who we are. and if we don't forget who we are, we just can't be beaten. the nations of europe will never forget. we are the fastest and the greatest community.
there is nothing like our community of nations, the world has never known anything like our community of nations. we write symphonies. we pursue innovation. we celebrate our ancient heroes and embrace our timeless traditions and customs and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers. we reward brilliance. we strive for excellence. and cherish inspiring works of art. we treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. we empower women as pillars of our society and our success. we put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. and we debate everything.
we challenge everything. we seek to know everything, so that we can better know ourselves. and above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. that is who we are. those are the priceless ties that bind us together, as nations, as allies and as a civilization. what we have, what we inherited. and you know this better than anybody and you see it today, with this incredible group of people. what we've inherited from our ancestors, has never existed to this extent before. and if we fail to preserve it, it will never ever exist again. so, we cannot fail. this great community of nations
has something else in common. in every one of them, it is the people, not the powerful, who have always formed the foundation of freedom and the corner sewn eerstone of our de. the people have been that foundation here in portland, as they were right here in warsaw. and they were the foundation from the very, very beginning, in america. our citizens did not win freedom together. did not survive horrors together. did not face down evil together. only to lose our freedom, to alack of pride and confidence in our values. we did not and we will not. we will never back down.
as long as we know our history, we know how to build our future. americans know a strong alliance of free, sovereign and independent nations is the best defense our our freedoms and for our interests. that is why my administration has demanded that all members of nato finally meet their full and fair financial obligation. as a result of this insistence, billions of dollars more, have begun to pour into nato. in fact, people are shocked. what billions and billions of more, coming in from countries,
in my opinion, would not have been paying so quickly. to those who would criticize our tough stance, i would point out that the united states has demonstrated not merely with words, but with its actions that we stand firmly behind article 5, the mutual defense commitment. words are easy but action is what matters. for its own production -- and you know this. everybody has to know this. europe must do more. europe must invest its money to secure that future. that's why we applaud poland for its decision to move forward this week on acquiring from the united states, the battle-tested patriot air and missile defense system, the best anywhere in the world.
that's why we salute the polish people being one of the nato countries that's achieved the benchmark for investment in our common defense. thank you. thank you, poland. and i must tell you, the example you set is drawly magnificent. and we applaud poland. thank you. we have to remember that our defense is not just a commitment of money. it is a commitment of will because as the polish experience reminds us, the defense of the west ultimately rests, not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have. the fundamental question of our time is, whether the west has the will to survive. do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any
cost? do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? we can have -- -- the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on earth. but if we to not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak. and we will not survive. if anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has. let them come to portland.
let them come here the warsaw and learn the story of the warsaw uprising. when they do, they should learn about jerusalem avenue. in august of 1944, jerusalem avenue was one of the main roads running east and west through this city. just as it is today. criminal of that road was crucially important to both sides, in the battle for warsaw. the german military wanted it as their most direct route to move troops and to form a very strong front. for the polish home army, the ability to pass north and south to pass that army was critical to keep the center of the city and the uprising itself from being split apart and destroyed. every night the poles put up sandbags amid machine gunfire, and it was horrendous fire, to
protect a narrow passage across jerusalem avenue. everyday the enemy forces knocked them down again and again and again. then the poles dug a trench. finally they built a barricade. and the brave polish fighters began to flow across jerusalem avenue. that narrow passageway just a few feet wide was the fragile link that kept the uprising alive. between its walls a constant stream of citizens and freedom fighters made their perilous -- just perilous sprints, they ran across that street, they ran through that street, they ran under that street, all to defend this city. the far side was several yards away, recalled one young polish woman named gretta. that mortality and that life was so important to her.
in fact, she said the mortally dangerous sector of the street was soaked in blood. it was the blood of messengers, liason and couriers, everybody was being shot, soldiers burned every building on the street and used the poles as human shields for their tanks in their effort to capture jerusalem avenue. the enemy never ceased its relentless assault on that small outpost of civilization. and the poles never ceased its defense. the jerusalem avenue passage required constant protection, repair and reinforcement, but the will of its defenders did not waver even in the face of death. and to the last days of the
uprising the fragile crossing never ever failed. it was never ever forgotten. it was kept open by the polish people. the memories of those who perished in the warsaw uprising cry out across the decades, and few are clearer than the memories of those who died to build and defend the jerusalem avenue crossing. those heroes remind us that the west was saved with the blood of patriots. that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense. and that every foot of ground and every last inch of civilization is worth defending with your life. our own fight for the west does not begin on the battlefield. it begins with our minds, our
wills and our souls. today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital and demand no less defense than that bare shred of land on which the hope of poland once totally rested. our freedom, our civilization and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture and memory. and today as ever poland is in our heart. and its people are in that fight. just as poland could not be broken, i declared today for the world to hear that the west will never ever be broken. our values will prevail. our people will thrive. and our civilization will
triumph. thank you. so together let us all fight like the poles for family, for freedom, for country and for god. thank you. god bless you. god bless the polish people. god bless our allies. and god bless the united states of america. thank you. god bless you. thank you very much. >> the president getting a standing ovation in warsaw, poland. he just gave an i haspeech of t
polish people and talking about where he stands now talking about the warsaw upride e rising and using it as a metaphor for the community in europe to face the current struggles of today. >> he also talked about threats that face the united states, calling them dire threats in the way of security and life we will confront and win. and important note when it comes to article 5, the mutual protection and defense clause of the nato agreement, for the first time he really said the u.s. stands firmly with article 5, mutual defense and protection. remember he omitted that, he did not say that at the nato meeting earlier this summer. >> he did say it. he also called out russia and urged russia to cease destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere and its support of hostile regimes. he talked about terror and extremism and eventually did call it radical islamic terrorism. but he was light on that phrase in this speech. and we'll discuss why. let's go to jeff zeleny, he was
at the scene. the crowd seemed very engaged. and the president very praising of the polish people and their experience. >> reporter: good morning, chris and poppy. the crowd was indeed engaged by this very interesting speech that president trump delivered here. and really sounding some of the themes that he of course has been talking about so much in the united states. but by weighing in essentially more deeply than he ever has before here on foreign soil about the immigration controversy sweeping the world he's bringing his western first if you will to the crowds of poland. take a listen where he called this a dire threat facing the west. >> there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. you see what's happening out
there. they are threats. we will confront them. we will win. but they are threats. >> reporter: now, by saying that directly you see what's happening out there, that is a phrase we heard president trump say as candidate trump. he went onto talk specifically about immigration. and, chris and poppy, as you know, that is a controversial issue he is weighing in on here in europe when he faces his crowd of world leaders at the g20 later today in germany. that is a central controversial issue here. but the president defending his own travel ban in spirit and in fact saying that the survival of the west depends on this moment in time here. he drew many parallels to history. i would argue it's one of the more sweeping deeper speeches he's given certainly in this setting here against that backdrop of the warsaw uprising here. but even though the speech was well received here, i can tell you as he travels along
throughout the rest of his trip, his tough immigration message not well received in other parts of europe here. and of course the challenges with russia certainly remain. but we should point out he did talk about fighting russian aggression here. we'll see what he brings up tomorrow when he meets with vladimir putin in germany. >> indeed his words, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. you saw it play very well with that crowd. very well with president duda who shares a lot of his world view in thinking, however that will not play well at the key meetings he's having such as with emmanuel macron and chancellor angela merkel. >> well, i think that's right, he made all the right, he spoke about an effective part of the speech for the audience in poland, but there was the veiled criticism of the european union, the attacks on immigration, and frankly he spent more time
lecturing the nato countries on their lack of defense spending than he did in confirming article 5. it took him six months to do that. i fear what he set himself up to do, he's almost appearing as the critic of the west of its major institutions, nato in the eu, rather than a uniter. it played well with this crowd in poland, it's not going to play well with emmanuel macron, angela merkel and all the leaders of the g20 summit who want a more pluralistic and more unified vision, an optimistic vision of the west. he's given up that leadership role that most american presidents have played. >> well, he was playing to that audience in specific, right, ambassador, but of course he was being heard by the world. let's bring in the rest of the panel, former congresswoman jayne harman. cnn chief international correspondent christiane amanpour, david sanger and senior fellow in foreign policy at the