tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News July 6, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
including the eastern flank of nato and a majority situation in this part of europe. apart from that we mentioned the situation in ukraine. we talked about the upcoming pack 17 military exercise in belarus. we also talked about the modernization of the polish armed forces and we discussed the already entered into agreement between poland and the united states on purchasing patriot missiles. we discount the implementation of the visa program and another program, we discussed all things implemented in the next few years as regards the security of poland. i'm delighted after these
conversations i have a feeling the united states is thinking seriously of poland security and also thinking seriously about the united states of america as our loyal ally. the president stressed very strongly the strength of the polish community, polish americans who he met even before elections and once again thank you very much for that. thank you for noticing polish americans and polish people in the building of the prosperity of the united states. apart that we discussed economic contracts, not the military ones but those connected with security. and deliveries to poland. arrived in poland on 8 july from
the united states. this turned out hugely successful. there were no problems shaping that gap through the l in g terminal. this opens up the path to more contracts. i hope in the near future there will be a long-term contract entered into for gas delivery from the united states and through this we will diversify supply of this hugely important raw material to poland. in a few moments we will attend the iiic summit where we will discuss issues pertaining to energy security and development of the transatlantic bonds between europe and the united states. we will also talk about development in infrastructure in our part of europe and central
europe but also going to discount development of the european union. the initiative countries are eu members and when we talk about implementation of the cohesion policy then we are looking at this from the european union perspective and we want to implement it through the development of infrastructure to increase competitiveness of countries and the competitiveness of the entire european union. i hope we can do that. in cooperation with the united states according to the win-win principal beneficial for the united states and our country, mister president, once again, welcome, hugely delighted with your visit in poland and the republic of poland, thank you on behalf of of the polish people for coming to poland, thank you, donald trump, all yours. >> thank you for your gracious
hospitality. we had a wonderful stay. it has been quick but the people of poland have been so fantastic and as you know polish americans -- what they voted in the last election, i was very happy with that result which i want to thank them. it is an honor to be here in poland. a majestic nation, spectacular place, one of the most beautiful sites we saw coming over, very inspirational. rich in history. and absolutely and unbreakable spirit, something we have learned over the course of many years. the president and i concluded a productive meeting in which we reformed our enduring bonds of friendship and united our citizens for a long time but we have never been closer to poland and we are right now.
poland is not only a great friends but truly important ally as a partner with respect to our military. we have had great cooperation with poland. we thought shoulder to shoulder, many different encounters particularly grateful for the active role poland has taken in helping to defeat isis where we made tremendous strides, tremendous gains which you will be hearing about over the next period of time and other terrorist organizations, poland has been right there with us by training iraqi special forces and fly reconnaissance missions and anytime we requested, they were there. brave polish soldiers have fought and worked side-by-side with americans in iraq and afghanistan and on behalf of all americans i want to salute you, thank you, very special people. i want to thank the polish people for their kindness to
more than 5000 american troops that are stationed in your country. our strong alliance with poland and nato remains critical to deterring conflict and ensuring that war between great powers never again ravages europe and that the world will be a safer and better place. america is committed to maintaining peace, security in central and eastern europe, we are working with poland in response to russia's actions in destabilizing behavior and we are grateful for the example poland has set for every member of the nato alliance by one of the few nations that actually meets its financial obligations. as you know i have been hard on some members of nato for not and the money is pouring in, i can tell you. i was criticized, mister president but i can also say the people of nato are not criticizing me, they're very
happy, the money has been pouring in in the last year far greater than it would have been. it is past time for all countries and all countries in the nato alliance to get going and to get up to their obligations but i can say that poland has been right there and you will even exceed that number. appreciate that very much. during our meeting i congratulated president due to on poland's recent election to the united nations security council. we also discussed mutual commitment to safeguarding the values at the heart of our alliance, freedom, sovereignty and the rule of law. poland joins the security council very critical time. a critical time for the world because you see what is going on. not only must we secure our nation from the threat of terrorism but we must also confront the threat from north korea and that is what it is, a threat. we will confront it very
strongly. we call on all nations to confront this global threat and publicly demonstrate to north korea that there are consequences for their very bad behavior. we also discussed ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, the need to defeat isis, where they control territory and populations. we have fought very hard and powerfully against isis since i have been president and we have made tremendous gains far greater than has ever been made with respect to that group, the cities of raqqa and mosul will be liberated from these gorillas and butchers we recognize syria requires a political solution the best solution that does not advance iran's destructive agenda and does not allow
terrorist organizations to return. we also reaffirm any nation that values human life can never tolerate the use of chemical weapons and we won't tolerate it either. we agreed to work to expand commerce between our countries. we strongly support the 3 c's initiative and america stands ready to help poland and other european nations diversify their energy supplies so that you can never be held hostage to a single supplier or as we sometimes call it a monopoly. i am pleased to report the first shipment of american liquefied natural gas arrived in poland last month and there will be many more coming. maybe we can get your price up a little bit but that is okay. tough negotiator. we look forward to making the economic ties between the united states and poland stronger, trading relationships, that is a balanced and reciprocal one.
we want reciprocal trade relationships. we don't have too many of them. i said before the united states has made some of the worst trade deals ever in history. that is going to change, that is going to change. the friendship between our peoples dates back to the american revolution, a long time. i look forward to speaking more about these enduring bonds when i address the entire polish nation in just a little while. here we have a big crowd. they are showing up for you, not for me. a big crowd. that is what the word is. so thank you again for welcoming melania and myself to your beloved poland. together we can make the partnership between a two nation stronger than ever before, special people, special place and it is an honor to be here, thank you. >> translator: thank you, mister president.
we have time to take questions. let us start with a guest from the united states. any questions from the us side? >> thank you, mister president. in light of north korea's latest icbm testing do you think they are beyond redemption or is there a chance they might make a u-turn? are you willing and ready to launch military action and if i may i have to ask about this since you started the wrestling video thing, what are your thoughts about what has happened since then? cnn went after you and threatened to expose the identity of the person responsible. >> what cnn did was unfortunate for them as you know, they have
some serious problems. they have been fake news for a long time. covering me in a very dishonest way. do you have that also? cnn and others, nbc is equally as bad despite the fact that i made a fortune with the apprentice but they forgot that but i will say that cnn has really taken it too seriously and hurt themselves very badly and what we want to see in the united states is honest, beautiful free but honest for us, we want to see fair press, it is a very important thing, we don't want fake news and not everybody is fake news but we don't want fake news. bad thing, very bad for our country. as far as north korea is concerned we will see what happens. i don't like to talk about what i have planned but severe things we are thinking about. that doesn't mean we are going to do them.
i don't draw redlines. president obama drew a redline and i was the one that made it look a little bit better than it was but that could have been done a lot sooner and you wouldn't have had the same situation you have right now in syria. that was a big mistake but i think we will take a look at what happens over the coming weeks and months with respect to north korea. it is a shame that they are behaving this way but they are behaving in a very very dangerous manner and something will have to be done about it. >> since we are speaking about press freedoms, your party has significantly clamped down on press freedom in the last year and now appears to be weakening power of the national court as well. do you think people who live in other modern democracies including some americans are wrong to criticize you for limiting which reporters can cover the parliament?
>> to respond to your question, media order is a very significant thing indeed and when we look at the situation in the united states and poland, in every case, you can see a lot of apology. i can give an example of one polish magazine which compared tv channels of two broadcasters and one of those broadcasters did not report about my visit to croatia a very important one which was preparing the recent summit. this protester did not like me. i'm permanently criticized but i believe the reality, this is the right of the media in poland we have an absolute liberty and freedom of the media, problems
were there during the previous government, also when the former president was in office, one of the magazines was visited by special services in order to take away recordings which are compromising politicians for the previous ruling party. that was when freedom was under threat. we have absolute freedom of the media, we respect freedom of the media and take care of the interests of the republic of poland and polish people, now the question from the polish side. one question please. >> i represent polish television. one question concerning energy because both of you mentioned energy. and delivery of energy. my question goes to donald trump. what time period do you think of pertinent contracts could be entered into to ensure gas delivery to poland and the question for president due to,
could poland become a hub for the transportation of american gas? >> i think we can enter a contract in the next 15 minutes. do you have anybody available to negotiate? it will take 15 minutes. we are becoming a great exporter of energy, very soon we will be a great exporter of energy and we have taken a lot of unnecessary regulations out of our process and are doing things we haven't been able to do for a long time so we are blessed with great land we didn't even know it 15 years ago in terms of what was underneath our feet and certainly we have found out through technology that we are truly blessed to have this incredible wealth under our feet and we are going to be an exporter of energy. it is already happening. anytime you're ready we can do
additional contract which we have always on the one but we can do many additional contracts. thank you. >> i can give the following answer. the president of the united states and the president of poland signing a long-term contract for energy gas delivery to poland but the contracts will be signed by companies, polish company, american company, what is most important most important thing is the greenline even by the us administration, that there is an incentive given to buy gas from the other states and another sign of the polish side there is also interest in this particular thing so after relevant negotiations that are ongoing i believe after the conclusion of those negotiations
there will be a long-term contract for us energy delivery. the second part of your question can we become a hub through which gas will flow to central europe i am convinced the answer is yes. we are going to talk about this and under the framework of the 3 c's initiative connected with the establishment of energy corridor, gas cord or and in the future this could and -- alternative supplies through resin supplies, alternative supplies through ukraine, primary importance and what we discussed with donald trump. i'm convinced the future is very rosy in this one and the contracts will be entered into and we on our part according to the needs will develop our
capacities as regards the reception of the lng gas from the other direction. media is free and poland. thank you very much. >> question to both presidents, you mentioned military cooperation was i want to find out from both of you whether during your exchange, any guarantees of american troops in poland as long as there is threat from the russian side and how do you see the future of american troops in poland? >> we didn't discuss guarantees and we weren't in the position to discuss guarantees but certainly we have been here for a long time. we have quite a few troops, up to 5000 and we will continue to do that and we will continue to work with poland but we did not
discuss guarantees. >> topic we discussed first and foremost was the security situation we have here. we discussed in the context of what is happening in our part of europe and the maneuvers we have mentioned and from that point of view there is no doubt the presence of american troops and nato troops in poland today is justified from this perspective. if we ask the situation in the ukraine it is absolutely clear but we are going to discuss it further as we made an initial agreement to make next year in the white house, we agreed that i will pay a visit to the united states next year for a deal that will be worked out later on but that is important both for us and polish americans. the centennial of poland after
gaining of independence. i would like to stress the importance of that, this shows the contribution of the polish people -- because the president has to attend the summit, select the next journalist. >> two part question if i may. will you once and for all yes or no definitively say that russia interviewed in the 2016 election? >> it was russia and i think it could have been other people in other countries. a lot of people interfered. i said it very simply, it could very well have been russia but it could well have been other countries and i won't be specific but a lot of people interfered. it has been happening for a long time. it has been happening for many years. the thing i have to mention is barack obama when he was president found out about this in terms of if it were russia, found out about it in august.
the election was in november. that is a lot of time. he did nothing about it. why did he do nothing about it? he was told it was russia by the cia as i understand it and he did nothing about it. they say he choked. i don't think he choked was i think he thought hillary clinton was going to win the election and he said let's not do anything about it. had he thought the other way he would have done something about it. he was told in early august by presumably the cia that russia was trying to get involved or meddling pretty strongly with the election. he did nothing about it. the reason is he thought hillary was going to win and if he thought i was going to win he would have done plenty about it. that is the real question, why did he do nothing from august all the way to november and why did he do nothing? his people said he choked. i don't think he choked.
>> you again say you think it was russia. your intelligence agencies have been far more definitive, they say it was russia. why won't you agree with them? >> i heard it was 17 agencies. i said that is allowed. do we even have that many intelligence agencies? let's check it. we did heavy research. it turned out to be three or four. it wasn't 17. many of your compatriots had to change their reporting and apologize and made. i agree, i think it was russia but i think it was other people and or countries and i see nothing wrong with that statement, nobody really knows. nobody really knows for sure. i remember when i was sitting back listening about iraq, weapons of mass destruction. how everybody was 100% sure that iraq had weapons of mass
destruction. guess what? that led to one big mess. they were wrong and it led to a mess. so it was russia and i think it was probably others also and that has been going on for a long period of time but my big question is why did obama do nothing about it from august all the way to november and he did nothing about it and it wasn't because he choked. >> we must go. >> why haven't you shown -- >> thank you very much. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. >> thank you, everybody, very much. >> ending on an awkward note from an msnbc and nbc news reporter with questions
regarding russia but there was, the big meeting between the president of poland and the president of the united states. >> you heard my reaction, completely unreal. the questions you got out of the american media, the first one about the cnn wrestling video which was entirely inappropriate and press freedom and the follow-up question about the russia meddling in the election and the question from the polish media having to do with energy in the future of american troops in poland. >> this was a big day for the president, he has friends in the president of poland and a lot of support in that country and the president will in a little bit, not too much longer head to an important place for the polls, a big speech to a lot of people who are big fans of his in poland and warsaw. >> a monument from the 1954 popular uprising against the german occupation in poland so it has significance to the
polish people. >> that does it for the affiliates, we are on fox news channel for continuing coverage of this big visit and the g 20 in a couple days. log on to foxnews.com. >> good morning, you're watching an early addition of "fox and friends" first on this thursday morning. >> we begin with top story a few seconds ago, donald trump and polish president due to --duda addressing a press conference. heather: more on the reaction to what donald trump had to say, hi, kristin. >> reporter: a lot of ground