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Polish President to Trump: 'Let's Fight Fake News!'

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with with Poland's President Andrzej Duda after arriving at the Royal Castle, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Uh oh. The president of Poland isn’t exactly happy with news reports that his wife rejected shaking President Trump’s hand during his visit to the Eastern European country. One of the outlets that reported this “news” is Newsweek. The leftist magazine clearly had a field day with it:

The commander in chief was attending a ceremony with first lady Melania Trump in Poland Thursday afternoon, accompanied by President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. Like any other political soiree, the time came for a beautiful photo op during which the leaders would shake hands with each other and their wives, reinforcing their nations’ alliances on a world stage in a tangible and historically documented exchange.

But of course, we’re talking about the Trumps, whose awkward physical interactions during their first trip abroad since assuming the White House were the focus of front-page internet news. On Thursday, the world was once again blessed with an unusual, albeit hilarious, apparent slight, this time involving Trump and the first lady of Poland.

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The two leaders shake hands, with Trump leaning in and patting the Polish president on his right shoulder. Trump then leans further, toward Duda’s wife, extending his arm for a handshake with the first lady. Instead, she glides past him, walking toward Melania Trump and reaching out to embrace her instead of the U.S. president.

Sadly for Newsweek, however, the president of Poland begs to differ. And he does so in pure Trump-style:

That has got to hurt the left-wing media, who seem to think that every European nation is their ally in their war on Trump. Well, guess what? Although Germany is clearly anti-Trump, other Eastern European nations love him. They consider him to be a strong leader who supports traditional Western values —which they desperately missed when Obama was in office. (And before a leftist starts crying, no, “Western values” are not a “dog whistle for white supremacists.”)

Countries like Poland and Hungary aren’t anti-Trump. They respect him and consider him a natural ally — much more so than Obama. There’s absolutely no reason for any of them to try to humiliate Trump or his wife. Quite the opposite is true: they’re inclined to treat him better and with more respect than his predecessor.

Of course, it won’t surprise anyone that Trump was more than happy to retweet Duda and to pour some gasoline on the fire:

Thank you, media, for giving both Duda and Trump exactly what they wished for: yet another reason to point out that the mainstream, leftist media have become little more than partisan hacks who don’t understand anything about international relations.