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President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union’s immigration policy, claiming it has “changed the fabric” of the continent in a negative manner.
“I think what has happened to Europe is a shame,” Trump declared. “Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame,” he added during an interview with the Sun.
“I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist 10 or 15 years ago.”
“I have a great love for the countries of Europe,” he continued while pointing toward his Scottish and German ancestry, noting that immigration into Europe has taken a toll on the people and their cultures.
“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.”
— President Donald Trump
Trump’s presidential administration has taken a conservative approach on immigration, fighting against sanctuary cities and enforcing existing immigration laws to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump told the newspaper that most British people actually support his stance on immigration. “I think they like me in the U.K.,” he said. “I think they agree with me on immigration.”