Author: MATT DRAKE
BRITAIN is “losing” its culture because of immigration following the wave of migrants from the Middle East and Africa which is changing Europe for the worse, Donald Trump has claimed.
The 72-year-old President claimed the level of immigration upsets him personally because he is the son of European parents in an extraordinary interview.
Trump said: “I have great love for countries in Europe.
“Don’t forget, essentially I’m a product of the European Union, between Scotland and Germany.
“Right? My father Germany, my mother Scotland.”
Speaking to the Sun he also claimed what is happening to Europe is a “shame” and argues it has changed for the worse.
He added: “I think what has happened to Europe is a shame.
“Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.
“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.”
Trump is currently on a “business” trip to the UK, as it is not classed as an official state affair.
Speaking at the Nato headquarters before his visit, he boasted that the UK “loves him” for his views on immigration.
He said: “The UK loves me, in fact my mother was from the UK, they love me there even if they are not treating us well with trades, but they will.
“They like me a lot in the UK, I think they agree with me on immigration.
“I am very strong with immigration, is a very important thing.”
During a press conference that followed the end of the summit, the US President linked migrants with Brexit, saying the vote “happened because of immigration”.
He added: “The EU needs to be very careful because immigration is taking over Europe.
“It’s not me to say what the UK should be doing. But I would like to see them work out Brexit quickly.
“I would say Brexit is Brexit, the people wanted to break it up so I would imagine this is what they will do.
“I just want the people to be happy.”