Lara Trump: Merkel's Welcoming of Refugees Was ‘the Downfall of Germany’
President's daughter-in-law faces liberal backlash on Twitter following comments
The migrant crisis of 2015 saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel open the door to hundreds of thousands of people from the Middle East and Africa to Germany resulting in tremendous friction with her own people.
US President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, highlighted the crisis with Fox Business Network host where they discussed Central American migrant caravan crisis.
Trump blasted Merkel recent admission that allowing migrants into her country as "one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany" and "the downfall of Germany."
Trump discussed her father-in-law’s migration policy with host Stuart Varney, drawing parallels to the European migrant crisis and that of the US.
Trump asserted that her father in law is attempting to prevent an American version of “one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany.”
Congress needs to do “the right thing for the American people," Trump added.
But Lara Trumps referring to Germany situation as “one of the worst things” in the country's history faced huge liberal backlash on Twitter.
Last year, Neon Nettle reported that over half of German citizens living under Merkel's open-border regime want to leave the country, according to Die Welt - referring to a YouGov survey commissioned by financial services provider Transferwise.
On Fox Business, Lara Trump claims that Angela Merkel's welcoming of refugees was "the downfall of Germany" and "one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany." pic.twitter.com/p2QWhFYqSe— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 25, 2019
#BREAKING: @LaraLeaTrump thinks Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany'.— Christopher Suprun (@TheChrisSuprun) April 25, 2019
We say #NeverForget. We say #NeverAgain, but this is the mindset that allowed these atrocities.https://t.co/j7Lo7mYO0C pic.twitter.com/MAPBA0UCTk
You don’t hear enough from the people who think Germany’s biggest historical challenge is not enough racial purity.— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) April 25, 2019
Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' https://t.co/u90BLBmTSb
The survey was conducted between September 19 and 21 and asked 2109 adults these following questions:
- Would you like to live abroad sometime (outside Germany)?
- Compared to two years ago - is it more or less likely that you will live abroad, or is there no difference?
Now Germany's refugee policy has become one of the most controversial topics for Merkel's government; one example is a migrant suspected of committing hundreds of crimes as the government admitted they do not have the power to deport him.
Leipzig University study on authoritarian trends showed almost a quarter of respondents had a negative attitude towards migrants.
Thirty-six percent agreed that migrants came to Germany to the abuse the welfare state.
A quarter of those polled said they would send foreigners back to their home countries.