Trump is welcomed in Warsaw – as ordinary Poles say ‘anyone who Merkel and Putin don’t like is good news for us’

Trump is welcomed in Warsaw – as ordinary Poles say ‘anyone who Merkel and Putin don’t like is good news for us’, by David Martosko.

The nation of Poland prepared a hero’s welcome for U.S. President Donald Trump in advance of his Wednesday night arrival in Warsaw. …

Lawmakers in the formerly communist nation see in Trump a mirror of their own brand of nationalism that has seen many Poles bristle against an iron-fisted European Union centered on Germany.

Among the European nations, Poland is one of the holdouts against the notion of resettling massive numbers of foreigners. …

In a nation where Nazis built the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps, resentment against Germany still runs blood-deep.

And as German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads the EU toward a more collectivist destiny, modern Poles are still in a resistance mode that Trump will tap in his speech Thursday. …

Former president Barack Obama strongly favored a Berlin-centric view of Europe, cultivating close ties with Merkel. But those days appear to be over.

‘There is no love for Germany in Poland,’ Aleksander Kowalczyk, an accountant, told DailyMail.com on a drizzly Warsaw Wednesday afternoon.

‘I am hoping Trump will bring more love for Poland than Germany has ever shown us. That probably isn’t hard,’ he said. ‘I’m hoping he understands us.’