Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

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Asked whether he thought that immigration was damaging the cultural fabric of the country - the question raised in relation to comments made by the President at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday and a previous interview in the British press - President Trump said: "I think it's been very bad for Europe".

Speaking to The Sun in Brussels before coming to Britain yesterday, Mr Trump said: 'I think what has happened to Europe is a shame.

Trump told the British tabloid that "allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame". But he reiterated his belief that Europe's decision to accept migrants from Middle Eastern and African countries is "a very negative thing for Europe".

Trump stressed his maternal Scottish and paternal German roots, declaring: "I have a great love for the countries of Europe".

Trump has long pointed to Europe's immigration policy as a cautionary tale for the U.S. He has lamented that immigrants have poured into European countries and changed the culture of each nation.

"I think they better watch themselves because you are changing culture you are changing a lot of things, you're changing security", he continued.

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Standing next to May at Chequers, the prime minister's official country estate, Trump acknowledged that his remarks were "politically not necessarily correct". "We have a proud history of welcoming people who want to come to our country to contribute to our economy and contribute to our society".

"I think they like me in the United Kingdom", the president said.

"Of course what is important is that we have control of our borders, what is important is we have a set of rules that enable us to determine who comes into our country", she added.

He said he believed a "small minority" of immigrants do not support British values, but that immigration had had "a positive impact on this country overall".

"The statement by Donald Trump condemning the mayor and then going on with a general condemnation of Muslim migration into the United States is not helpful, in fact is very risky to community relations, and I think the statement that Sadiq has made in response is very good".

"I don't think you can deny that, but I think when immigration is mass and uncontrolled we will have a problem", he added.

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