During a recent interview, President Trumpâ€™s daughter-in-law Lara Trump admonished German Chancellor Angela Merkelâ€™s migration policy, which she called â€œthe downfall of Germany.â€�
â€œIt was the downfall of Germany, it was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany,â€� Trump said, when asked of Merkelâ€™s decision to allow approximately a million migrants into the country.
On Fox Business, Trump campaign official Lara Trump claims that â€œthe downfall of Germanyâ€� was â€¦.. [squints at notes] â€¦. Merkelâ€™s decision to allow refugees into the country.
â€œIt was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany,â€� she adds. pic.twitter.com/wm4OerUtFP
â€” Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 25, 2019
Trump added, â€œThis president knows that, heâ€™s trying to prevent that from happening here.â€�
The issue of forced, mass-scale migration has plagued Europe for years, and has been increasingly compared to the growing crisis at the US-Mexico border, which continues to leave American politicians bitterly divided.