Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law is facing a backlash for comments she recently made about German history.
Lara Trump told Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Thursday that allowing refugees into the country was “the downfall of Germany.” She added, “It was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany.”
“This president knows that. He’s trying to prevent it from happening,” Trump continued.
On Fox Business, Lara Trump claims that Angela Merkel's welcoming of refugees was "the downfall of Germany" and "one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany." pic.twitter.com/p2QWhFYqSe
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 25, 2019
Her comments quickly ignited a wave of responses on Twitter. Many users insulted her intelligence for suggesting that helping refugees was in the same category as Nazi atrocities.
How lucky this dummy married into family of morons🙄😂
— Amy Laperruque (@amylaperruque) April 25, 2019
Hmmmm. I think there were a coupla things that were worse in Germany, say WWII and WWI. Just sayn'. pic.twitter.com/rDRlVz5yUe
— TerriEllen (@_TerriEllen) April 25, 2019
Lara Trump is simply brain dead. https://t.co/fEuIcSGl7u
— AsiaAndrewCEO (@AsiaAndrewCEO1) April 25, 2019
— Gorgor (@ItGeg) April 25, 2019
@LaraLeaTrump so…what are the worst things to happen to Germany? Immigrants under Merkel? Hitler? Allied invasion/occupation? Treaty of Versailles? Kristallnacht? Partition of Germany (1945-1990), 30 Years War?
— Clovis (@clovis69) April 25, 2019
Do any of these family members have any actual brain cells? I know she’s a Trump by marriage, but Jesus Christ read a fucking history book.
— RubyPhire (@vass78) April 25, 2019
The ignorance is astounding
— avemaria412 (@avemaria412) April 25, 2019
Lara Trump skipped the section in her sophomore year world history textbook that focused on Germany 1933-1945 https://t.co/GuEOG7dUHY
— Devin Nunes Cocaine Cow (@EmmReef) April 25, 2019
I am not surprised that Lara Trump thinks refugees are worse than Nazis.
— Sherry Lee (@SherilaSVS) April 25, 2019
Curiously, that's not what comes to mind when I think about "the worst things that ever happened to Germany."https://t.co/DEaSJa9Kzz
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) April 25, 2019
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