President Donald Trump has attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open borders policy, tweeting that “the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition.”

President Trump’s comments come at a time when Chancellor Merkel faces a bitter power struggle within her Christian conservative alliance—with her Catholic Bavarian ally, the CSU party, threatening to abandon the government over immigration.

Liberal media were quick to pounce on the President’s remarks. The New York Times said: “In a series of Twitter posts, Mr. Trump falsely claimed that crime in Germany is on the rise, and railed against immigration policies in Europe.”

“Trump tweet on immigration and crime in Germany is false,” claimed the left-wing website Vox.

President Trump is correct in saying that the ordinary Germans are turning against Chancellor Merkel’s immigration policy. As Germany’s biggest circulation newspaper Bild commented last week, Merkel was pursuing an immigration “policy that vast majority of people in Germany and her party don’t want anymore.” Bild reported that a study conducted by Munich-based Emnid Institue found that “Chancellor Angela Merkel was losing public support and majority of Germans consider her refugee policy to be wrong.”

A January 2018 report commissioned by the German Ministry of Family Affairs found that the newly arrived asylum seekers were behind more than 90 percent of the spike in violent crimes in the northern state of Lower Saxony. Similar trends can be witnessed throughout the country.

Germany’s state-run broadcaster Deutsche Welle covered President Trump’s latest tweets:

Trump told his Twitter followers: “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition.”

The US leader went on to say that “Crime in Germany is way up” before adding that there had been a “big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”

In a warning to the American electorate, Trump warned: “We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!”

It is natural for the mainstream media to come to the defense of Chancellor Merkel’s policy of unregulated immigration. The media has repeatedly covered up the fatal flaws of German immigration policy, and continues to paint a false picture of Germany’s current state.

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