“We are hopeful about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States,” Waszczykowski told the TVP public broadcaster, adding that the leaders of Western European countries had suggested to Americans that they shouldn’t vote for Trump.
“That’s not right, we are dealing with a democratic society, we respect the choice of the Americans and we should not get carried away by emotions,” he said, adding that the choice made by the Americans should be a warning to political leaders in Europe that “a serious correction of European policy needs to take place”.
The choice confirms that “a large part of Americans wanted to return to values, to tradition”, he said.
“Now we will confront the election campaign in the immediate future when Donald Trump will have to present the people who will advise and work with him in important positions in the near future. From my perspective, the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defence, National Security Advisor are the most significant positions, because they will help shape his defence policy and that of Europe.”
The minister added that given the development potential of Polish-American relations and the size of the American market, the direction of Trump’s economic policy is also of significance for Poles.