Trump: Europe is 'Losing its Culture' Due to Immigration
U.S. president says migrants have 'changed the fabric of Europe'
U.S. President Donald Trump has slammed European countries' handling of the migrant crisis, warning that Europe is "losing its culture" because of mass immigration.
President Trump argues that opening up the borders to over a million migrants from alien cultures has permanently “changed the fabric of Europe” – and “not in a positive way.”
The president issued the warning during a recent interview with the British tabloid The Sun.
Trump lamented the fact that European leaders have allowed too many migrants into their countries.
As the son of parents from two European countries, Trump says that the situation in Europe personally pains him.
“I have great love for countries in Europe," Trump declared.
"Don’t forget, essentially I’m a product of the European Union, between Scotland and Germany. Right? My father Germany, my mother Scotland,” the president continued.
“I think what has happened to Europe is a shame.
"Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.
"I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.
"I think you are losing your culture,” President Trump said.
During the interview, Trump also took aim at far-left London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The president blasted Khan for doing a “very bad job on terrorism” and failing to stop “all of the horrible things going on” in the city, including rampant knife crime.
Trump and Khan have had their fair share of unfriendly exchanges over social media.
Last summer, Trump called Mayor Khan a national disgrace who’s destroying London.
Khan hit back a couple of months later, in an opinion editorial for the Observer, labeling US President Donald Trump the “global poster-boy for white nationalism.”
Trump’s statements in last week’s interview echoed similar statements that he made in July of 2018.
The president slammed EU migration policy during a joint press conference with then British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The two were discussing Europe’s immigration policies, NATO, trade agreements, and Brexit.