Under fire over the inhumane treatment of immigrant children at the United States border, Trump is telling his supporters that an overly harsh treatment of illegal immigrants is surely better than the chaos Angela Merkel's open-door policy has created.
US President Donald Trump has weighed in on the immigration debate in Germany, saying that "the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition".
Seehofer has been one of the fiercest critics of Merkel's liberal stance, under which over one million asylum seekers have been admitted into the country since 2015.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies were expected Monday to decide how far to push in a dispute with the German leader over migration, a conflict that has escalated into a threat to her government.
Merkel was due to meet with Italy's newly-minted Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, and the following day with French President Emmanuel Macron.
In a statement released Monday, the CSU said that an immediate ban on entry will be implemented for people who have previously been refused residence in Germany and that further rejections would begin in two weeks if Merkel was unable to broker the desired agreements. According to the Emnid polling institute, if elections were held right now the grand coalition led by Merkel would still win 51 percent of the votes.
The Bavarian party wants to tighten rules governing the entry into Germany of migrants who are first registered in another European Union country and those rejected for asylum.
Both Merkel and Macron have stressed that, as Trump openly challenges the European Union with a trade war as well as on security, immigration and climate policy, the bloc must learn to stand its ground on the world stage.
By 2017 those numbers had dropped to pre-crisis levels even though almost a million asylum seekers had settled in Germany and continue to live in the country.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that crime in Germany "is way up" as he assailed what he called a "big mistake" by Europe "in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!" CSU leaders insisted that the causes for the drop in support were in Berlin and that Germany's migration policy was a major factor.
Merkel says she will report back on July 1. Germany's worldwide public broadcaster Deutsche Welle responded to Trump's remarks directly, posting on Twitter that "contrary to your assertion, crime here has actually fallen off dramatically!"
Johan Wadephaul, from Merkel's Christian Democrats, tweeted a tongue-in-cheek response: "And the world is flat and #KimJongUn is a great leader!"
Both Merkel and Macron suffer by ir right thrust of an antiimmigration rhetoric and identity essences.
Merkel said the primary objective of the budget, which could go into effect in 2021, would be to fund "investments and convergence measures". But the crisis shaking the new administration has come from within Merkel's own conservative family, as her interior minister has pushed for Germany to turn back unilaterally some migrants at its border.
He said all 28 European Union member states had to be involved.
With an eye on October's Bavaria state election, the CSU is anxious to assure voters that it has a roadmap to curb the migrant influx.
The two leaders of Europe's biggest economies will seek to thrash out a compromise between Macron's bold vision for sweeping European Union change and Germany's stance that is more cautious, especially when it comes to finance.