Lara Trump has denounced Germany’s acceptance of refugees, claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies have led to the European nation’s “downfall”.
Ms Trump, who serves as the face of Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, joined Fox Business to discuss the president’s immigration agenda when she made the controversial remarks about the influx of people in 2015.
“It was the downfall of Germany,” she said about refugees and migrants being accepted into the country. “It was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany.”
“This president knows that,” she continued, “he’s trying to prevent that from happening here, but Congress has got to get their act together and do the right thing here for the American people.”
Her comments immediately sparked backlash online from critics, who pointed to the rise of the Nazi regime, the Holocaust and World War Two as several examples of other historic afflictions to beset Germany.