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Lara Trump: Merkel's decision to welcome refugees was “one of the worst things ever happened to Germany”

Felicia Sonmez National Reporter on Washington Post's Breaking Political News Team April 25 at 2:40 pm Lara Trump, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior advisor to his re-election campaign, said Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to recognize refugees was "one of the worst things ever happened to Germany". In a look at the Fox Business Network on Thursday morning, Lara Trump was asked by host Stuart Varney about the wave of immigrants who have made their way to Germany in recent years. In 2015, the German Chancellor welcomed more than 1 million immigrants to the country, and many of them escaped war and poverty. "Angela Merkel let them in. Open borders. Let them come in. Disastrous," Varney said. Trump replied that the move "was Germany's case". "It was one of the worst things ever happened to Germany," she said. "This president knows it. He's trying to prevent it from happening here." Trump's comments led to the leap on the net, with many noting that Germany was fighting for two world wars and took years to recover from the Nazi regime. President Trump has previously argued that the recent influx of immigrants to Europe has thrown the continent into chaos – despite evidence of the opposite. "For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a look at what has happened to Europe over the past 5 years!" tweeted last year. "A lot of touches! They just wished they had that decision to do again." In another…

Lara Trump, President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior advisor to his re-election campaign, said Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to recognize refugees was “one of the worst things ever happened to Germany”.

In a look at the Fox Business Network on Thursday morning, Lara Trump was asked by host Stuart Varney about the wave of immigrants who have made their way to Germany in recent years. In 2015, the German Chancellor welcomed more than 1 million immigrants to the country, and many of them escaped war and poverty.

“Angela Merkel let them in. Open borders. Let them come in. Disastrous,” Varney said.

Trump replied that the move “was Germany’s case”.

“It was one of the worst things ever happened to Germany,” she said. “This president knows it. He’s trying to prevent it from happening here.”

Trump’s comments led to the leap on the net, with many noting that Germany was fighting for two world wars and took years to recover from the Nazi regime.

President Trump has previously argued that the recent influx of immigrants to Europe has thrown the continent into chaos – despite evidence of the opposite.

“For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a look at what has happened to Europe over the past 5 years!” tweeted last year. “A lot of touches! They just wished they had that decision to do again.”

In another tweet last year, he claimed it was a “big mistake” for Germany and other European countries to have let in people who “have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”

Reported crime was in 10 percent in Germany in 2017, according to state statistics, the lowest figure since 1992.

Adam Taylor contributed to this report.

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