Republican frontrunner Donald Trump was on Fox News this morning and reiterated his point that the United States needs to close its borders until we can figure out what is going on. To his credit, Trump has been predicting attacks like this for months and was the first candidate to introduce a ban on immigrants from Arab countries.
“I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on,” Trump said. “Look at Brussels, look at Paris, look at so many cities that were great cities. Paris is almost as bad. If you look at Paris – Paris is no longer the city of lights. Paris has got a lot of problems. And all you have to do is speak to the people who live there. You look at other places where this same thing has happened.”
"They're coming into our country. They're coming in by the thousands. And just watch what happens."
“And they’re in fear. Their city is in fear. And we have to be smart in the United States."
“We’re taking people without real documentation. We don’t know where they’re from, who they are. If you look at it from any standpoint. It could be ISIS. It could be ISIS-related. And we just don’t learn, we don’t learn. I mean, Brussels is an amazing example. Brussels is an absolutely crime-free city, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And now you look at it and it’s a disaster.”
Months ago, Donald Trump said that Brussels was a living hell hole:
Watch this clip from earlier this year. Time & time again I have been right about terrorism. It’s time to get tough! https://t.co/8mnY3GFRzw— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2016