Politics

Trump Points To European Migrant Crisis As Warning To US, Blames Merkel

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump pointed to European migration policy and the political problems of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as pressure mounts on him to be more lenient to illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump referenced German chancellor Angela Merkel’s ongoing political problems at home with her governing coalition near collapse over immigration policy. The coalition is fragile as a member of Merkel’s cabinet is demanding a change to their policy of accepting any migrant regardless of whether they have already registered in another EU country.

Merkel has rejected his demand setting the stage of a high stakes political showdown.