( CNN) President Donald Trump delivered a battle cry to protect Western civilization on Thursday — but his political vision for the coalition forces in the West is one that few of its other major leaders would recognize, much less embrace.

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive, ” Trump said in Warsaw, Poland, quoting his host nation’s long combats against tyranny as an example of the tenacity needed to preserve Western values.

On the surface, Trump’s speech was precisely the kind of message Europe’s presidents have pined to hear. He reaffirmed NATO’s Article 5 principle of mutual defense, albeit with a swipe at member countries over defense spending. He rapped Russia for “destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere.”

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