On Thursday, the United States President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump claims that the Greman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to shelter over 1 million migrants was “one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany.”
Lara Trump is a senior advisor to re-election campaign of the US President.
During an interview on Fox Business Network, Mrs. Trump was enquired by host Stuart Varney about the wave of refugees, who have made their way in recent times to Germany. In 2015, Chancellor Merkel welcomed over 1 million migrants to Germany, many of then fleeing war and poverty.
Host Varney was quoted saying, “Angela Merkel let them in. Open borders. Let them in. Catastrophic.”
Lara replied that the move to help the migrants “was the downfall of Germany”.
“It was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany,” she said, “This president knows that. He’s trying to prevent that from happening here.”
Lara Trump remarks evoked derision online, with many noted that Germany fought in two world wars and took years to get recover from Nazi rule.
The recent incursion of refugees has caused some political disturbance for the Chancellor. But the US President has went so far as to say that it has thrown Europe to chaos, though there is very less to support such a claim,
In 2018, President Trump tweeted: “For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last 5 years!” adding that “A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again.”
Last year, in another tweet, Donald Trump has argued that it was a “big mistake” for Germany and other European nations to have allowed people who “have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”
According to 2018 Government Statistics, alleged crime was low by 10 percent in Germany, since 1992.
In addition, the study release also suggest that Germany will need around 146000 new refugees from outside the Europen Union every year to refill its labor force due to the nation’s aging population.