Trump says he may move 2,000 US troops to Poland

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE said Wednesday he may move about 2,000 U.S. troops in Europe to Poland.

Speaking during an Oval Office meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Trump said no final decisions have been made on a troop movement.

“We haven’t totally made up a decision,” the president said, adding that he would be taking any U.S. troops “from Germany or moving them from another location” and would be sending “no additional troops to Europe.”

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U.S. officials had said Tuesday the president planned to deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland in order to deter Russian military activity along the Eastern European nation’s border.

Polish officials have urged the U.S. for months to send additional troops and even pitched the president on opening a “Fort Trump.”

Asked about the possibility of a U.S. military base in Poland, Trump said it “would certainly be a statement that the U.S. would be making” but declined to say whether there would be a permanent U.S. military presence there because he does not “talk about permanence or non-permanence.”

“We haven't finalized anything. But the facility itself would be world class,” Trump said.

Trump and Duda were expected to participate in a joint signing ceremony later Wednesday and then conduct a joint press conference.