Former Sen. Bob Dole on Saturday praised President Donald Trump's European trip, calling his speech in Poland "one for the ages" and saying that the nation "should be proud of the strong American leadership being restored by President Trump."
"I want to congratulate President Trump and all Americans on the president's successful trip to Europe this week," Dole, 93, the five-term Kansas senator and former Republican presidential and vice presidential nominee, said in a statement released by the White House via Twitter.
He called Trump's speech in Warsaw on Thursday "one for the ages: a vital, eloquent, and stirring articulation of the values and shared goals that bind us together with the Polish people, and with millions of others around the world who seek to live in freedom.
"We cannot mistake the significance of Poland and the great Polish people in the history of the struggle for human liberty," Dole added.
"The message was desperately needed at this time from our American president – and we are grateful for it and for the manner in which he delivered it."
On Trump's participation in the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Dole described his meetings as "critically important" and "strategic."
The sessions, he said, were "central to strengthening our relationships and building partnerships that will defeat terrorists and expand and protect our liberties – and in so doing, protecting and promoting the interests of America and of freedom-loving people everywhere.
"Americans should be proud of the strong American leadership being restored by President Trump," Dole said.
"More importantly, they should be proud to live in a country that stands for the values he has so ably expressed, shared, and defended."
Trump later thanked Dole for his praise on Twitter:
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