In the midst of railing against a migrant caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump threw in her two cents on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to admit refugees into the country during a Thursday interview with Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
Trump said that Merkel’s decision “was the downfall of Germany,” in response to Varney saying that the migrant caravan clip reminded him of “a march across Europe by a million people who wanted to get into Western Europe” and how Merkel “let them in.”
‘It was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany,” Trump said. “This President knows that, he’s trying to prevent that from happening here, but Congress has got to get their act together and do the right thing for the American people.”
On Fox Business, Trump campaign official Lara Trump claims that "the downfall of Germany" was ….. [squints at notes] …. Merkel's decision to allow refugees into the country.
"It was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany," she adds. pic.twitter.com/wm4OerUtFP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 25, 2019
During the 2016 election cycle, President Donald Trump criticized Merkel’s immigration policies, which included accepting more than 1 million refugees in 2015 after major conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.