Asked whether he thought that immigration was damaging the cultural fabric of the country - the question raised in relation to comments made by the President at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday and a previous interview in the British press - President Trump said: "I think it's been very bad for Europe".
"I mean, you see the same terror attacks that I do". Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. "It's very unfortunate but I do not think it's good for Europe and I don't think it's good for our country".
Trump stressed his maternal Scottish and paternal German roots, declaring: "I have a great love for the countries of Europe". It's a very negative thing for Europe.
It comes after the continent's migration crisis has made headlines yet again this year as hundreds of thousands of people - mostly from Africa and the Middle East - make unsafe journeys to reach Europe illegally. "It's brought people with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the United Kingdom and we've seen them contributing to our society and our economy".
Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and policies have played a huge role in his 2016 election and presidency so far.
"I know it's not politically correct to say that, but I'll say and say it loud". But he said European countries need to "watch themselves".
"We all tout our nation as being a nation of immigrants", Espaillat said.
"I don't think you can deny that, but I think when immigration is mass and uncontrolled we will have a problem", he added.
Trump was reiterating a position he articulated in interview released Thursday by The Sun, in which he also criticized May's handling of Brexit negotiations and said "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad". "And of course that is what, as a government, we have been doing for a number of years and will continue to do in the future".
He went on: "When a bad incident happened... then surely you should recognise that the police and community have a job to do and what Sadiq has sought to do is bring people together in unity to keep London together, just as happened after 7/7 all those years ago".