Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted last week during a trip to Europe that the continent has been “crushed” by a transformation that has taken place due to immigration.
Kerry made the remarks while speaking at a Guardian Live event at Central Hall in London where he weighed in on a number of issues and also used the opportunity to bash President Donald Trump.
“Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration,” Kerry said. “In Germany, Angela Merkel is weakened. Italian politics is significantly impacted.”
Kerry claimed that extreme climate change in Africa could cause an even more serious migration problem that will impact Europe and then blamed Trump in a subsequent interview with The Guardian, saying Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord was going to kill a lot of people.
“You know what I’m angry about? People are going to die because of the decision Donald Trump made,” Kerry told The Guardian. “My kids and my grandkids are going to face a difficult world because of what Donald Trump has done.”
A week after Kerry made his remarks, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made similar remarks in an interview with The Guardian.
“Clinton told The Guardian (UK) that Europe has badly mishandled the migration crisis from the Middle East,” Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro wrote. “In verbiage reminiscent of one Donald J. Trump, Clinton acknowledged that Europe’s influx of unvetted immigration from Muslim countries has led to social fracturing on the continent.”
“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said. “I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken by leaders like Angela Merkel [of Germany], but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part and must send a very clear message — ‘we are not going to be able to continue providing refuge and support’ — because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.”