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Polish leader has different view of Trump than EU’s Tusk

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has a very different approach to President Donald Trump than his Polish compatriot Donald Tusk, the head of the European Union Council who branded the U.S. leader selfish and capricious.

Duda was asked whether he agreed with Tusk, who also said that given Trump’s recent decisions, “Someone could even think ‘with friends like that, who needs enemies?'”

“Donald Tusk is now not a Polish politician but a European politician,” Duda told reporters Thursday. “But for me, as the president of the Republic of Poland, the most important is to keep Euro-Atlantic bonds in good condition.”

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks to reporters, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks to reporters, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

He called that “the most important thing from the Polish perspective.”

Poland is a member of the U.N. Security Council and Duda presided at a meeting on international law.

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, speaks to a U.N. official during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Polish President Andrzej Duda, left, speaks to a U.N. official during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, center, carries a bouquet of roses toward the waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 Soviet massacre of Poles, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The bronze statue depicting a Polish soldier gagged, bound and impaled in the back with a bayonet in the 1940 Soviet massacre will be moved to a new location on the Hudson River, sparing it from storage and an uncertain fate. The statue was originally supposed to be placed in storage but that decision drew the ire of local Polish-American groups. (AP Photo/David Porter)

The president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, center, carries a bouquet of roses toward the waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 Soviet massacre of Poles, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The bronze statue depicting a Polish soldier gagged, bound and impaled in the back with a bayonet in the 1940 Soviet massacre will be moved to a new location on the Hudson River, sparing it from storage and an uncertain fate. The statue was originally supposed to be placed in storage but that decision drew the ire of local Polish-American groups. (AP Photo/David Porter)

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a Security Council meeting on international peace and security, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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