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Trump recalls when Hitler and Stalin invaded Poland: 'That's trouble. That's tough.'

In a speech Thursday in Warsaw's Krasinski Square, President Trump marveled at the Polish people's resilience in "tough" times — like when Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin invaded in 1939. "That's trouble. That's tough," Trump said of the invasion. "Under a double occupation, the Polish people endured evils beyond description."

Aside from urging everyone to "fight like Poles," Trump also praised Poland for its financial contribution to NATO's defense spending as he doubled down on pushing other Western allies to pay their fair share.

Elsewhere in the speech, Trump reaffirmed America's commitment to NATO's Article 5, which guarantees nations will defend one another, though he warned that the West is not only facing "dire threats to our security," but also "the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of a people." "This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles," Trump said.