In an interview with the Guardian, Hillary Clinton suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Brexit.
“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 particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, 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 provide refuge and support’ – because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.”
Clinton was one of three heavyweights of the centre-left interviewed by the Guardian to better understand why their brand of politics appears to be failing.
The former Democratic presidential candidate suggested Europe control immigration better to "combat a growing threat from rightwing populists." She also called on the continent's leaders to 'send out a stronger signal' showing they are 'not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support.'
She went on to criticize Europe by saying “there are solutions to migration that do not require clamping down on the press, on your political opponents and trying to suborn the judiciary, or seeking financial and political help from Russia to support your political parties and movements.”
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