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'Fort Trump': US Considers Permanent Military Base In Poland

The president of Poland has said he would like the US to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump.

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Paratrooper field artillerymen of the 173rd Infantry Brigade jump into Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland (Picture: US Department of Defense).

The president of Poland has told President Donald Trump that he would like the US to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump.

Mr Trump said he was considering the idea and that Poland has offered more than two billion US dollars to the US to pay for such an effort.

The comments came at a joint White House press conference by the leaders.

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7th Mission Support Command arrive at Powidz Air Base, Poland for the multi-national exercise Saber Strike 18 (Picture: US Department of Defense)

Mr Trump said they agreed to bolster defence, energy and commercial ties.

He said the alliance between the two countries has "never been stronger".

Poland has been pressing for the 3,000 US troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating basis to be upgraded to a larger, permanent presence as it faces Russia's increased military activity in the region.

WATCH: How British Forces Are Tackling Russian Aggression In Poland

More than 150 British troops are currently deployed in Poland on Operation Cabrit.

It is part of a deployment to four countries surrounding Russia called 'enhanced forward presence'. 

NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission was established in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are part of this new frontline to stop any further Russian aggression or incursion.