President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE on Monday weighed in on internal politics facing Germany, saying the country's people are "turning against" their government over the issue of migration.
“The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” Trump wrote in a tweet Monday morning.
“Crime in Germany is way up," Trump claimed in the tweet. "Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”
The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
However, according to statistics released in May, Germany's crime rate is currently at its lowest point since 1992, despite Trump's claim.
Crime dropped 5.1 percent over the previous year, with 5.76 million crimes reported. Politically motivated crimes also dropped by 4.9 percent, according to the statistics.
“We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!” Trump wrote in a separate tweet.
We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
The president's comments came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German politicians huddled on Monday to blunt a dispute over the chancellor's open-door refugee policy that she adopted in 2015.
Trump turned attention toward issues facing Europe as his administration faces mounting backlash for its immigration policies.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE announced the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy in April, noting that federal agents would aggressively prosecute adults crossing the border illegally.
The policy has led thousands of migrant children to be separated from their parents as a result of adults having to be prosecuted.
Sessions has argued that while the policy would lead to more separations it would also deter future migrants from crossing the border.