On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland from the west. Sixteen days later, the Soviet Union invaded from the east.
I sit in one of the dives9/1/19 Press Gaggle:
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night.
Q Mr. President, do you have a message for Poland —
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.
Q — on the 80th anniversary of the Second World War? What (inaudible)?
THE PRESIDENT: I do have a great message for Poland. And we have Mike Pence, our Vice President, is just about landing right now. And he is representing me. I look forward to being there soon.
But I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country with great people. We also have many Polish people in our country; it could be 8 million. We love our Polish friends. And I will be there soon.