News, Culture & Society

Trump warns European leaders that immigration is taking over Europe

President Donald Trump warned European leaders at a meeting of the NATO military alliance that immigration was ‘taking over’ the continent.

Trump brought up the charged issue that has played out in successive European elections after musing about Brexit and the resignations it set off in the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May. 

‘Immigration’s a very important thing,’ Trump said, after musing on the Brexit topic that he earlier wrote sent the British government into ‘turmoil.’

‘And I told them today the EU – the European Union – better be very careful because immigration is taking over Europe and they’d better be very, very careful. Now I said that loud and clear,’ Trump said.

President Donald Trump said he told European leaders they had ‘better be very careful’ abotu immigration, which he said was ‘taking over Europe’

The president returned to a comment he made before leaving the White House for his trip.

‘I said I’m going to a few hotspots we have NATO, then we have the UK and then we have [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.’

‘And I said Putin may be the easiest of them all, you never know. But I’m going to a pretty hot spot right now, right? With a lot of resignations,’ he said.

Trump brushed off planned protests in Britain, even as his schedulers set up an itinerary that keeps him out of central London for his events.     

‘I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the UK,’ Trump said.

Trump says he issued the warning to European leaders at the NATO summit in Brussels

Trump says he issued the warning to European leaders at the NATO summit in Brussels

The police intervene to control the migrants in the makeshift camp for migrants and refugees, at the end of the control, 35 migrants were taken to the Police Immigration Office for further checks on July 12, 2018 in Rome, Italy. About three hundred African, Kurdish and Eritrean migrants live in the Baobab migration centre, a makeshift camp of about 200 tents and shacks near Tiburtina train station without water, electricity and toilets

The police intervene to control the migrants in the makeshift camp for migrants and refugees, at the end of the control, 35 migrants were taken to the Police Immigration Office for further checks on July 12, 2018 in Rome, Italy. About three hundred African, Kurdish and Eritrean migrants live in the Baobab migration centre, a makeshift camp of about 200 tents and shacks near Tiburtina train station without water, electricity and toilets

President Donald Trump said he told European leaders they had 'better be very careful' abotu immigration, which he said was 'taking over Europe'

President Donald Trump said he told European leaders they had ‘better be very careful’ abotu immigration, which he said was ‘taking over Europe’

‘I think they agree with me on immigration. I’m very strong on immigration. I made a point today. I said: “You’ve got to stop. You’re ruining your – you’re going to have a lot of problems,’ Trump said, cutting himself off in mid-thought.

‘You see what’s going on throughout the world, immigration. I probably at least partially won an election because of immigration,’ Trump said.

Trump campaigned on a Muslim ban that he later modified to apply to a list of mostly Muslim countries and building a wall on the U.S. Mexico border.

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Since then, Germany’s Angela Merkel has been weakened over her government’s embrace of immigrants from Syria and other countries. Trump also pointed to Italy, where  

 If you look at Italy, anti-immigration Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte came to power promising a crackdown.

‘Giuseppe, who I got to know quite well over the last month and a half, he won his election because of strong immigration policies on Italy,’ Trump said.

‘I think that a lot of the people in the UK – I think that’s why Brexit happened,’ Trump said.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.