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President Donald Trump has warned Britain that it is ‘losing its culture’ by allowing ‘millions and millions’ of people to move to the continent.
He said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way – and that without quick action, it will never be the same again.
It comes after the continent’s migration crisis has made headlines yet again this year as hundreds of thousands of people – mostly from Africa and the Middle East – make dangerous journeys to reach Europe illegally.
Speaking to The Sun in Brussels before coming to Britain yesterday, Mr Trump said: ‘I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.
He added: ‘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. So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.
‘I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.’
He also said that crime was being ‘brought in’ to London and criticised Sadiq Khan – with whom he has clashed several times already – over his failure to prevent it.
The president added that he has ‘great love’ for European countries – particularly because he is ‘essentially a product of the European Union’.
That is because his mother was Scottish and father was of German ancestry.