Several hours ago, the world was rocked when ISIS terrorists killed 32 in the European city of Brussels.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wasted little time reacting to the horrific terror attack. According to CNN, Trump said that the scene in Brussels was a “disaster” that was “just the beginning.”
During an interview with Fox and Friends, he continued, “I will tell you, I’ve been talking about this a long time, and look at Brussels. Brussels was a beautiful city, a beautiful place with zero crime. And now it’s a disaster city. It’s a total disaster, and we have to be very careful in the United States, we have to be very careful and very vigilant as to who we allow in this country.”
Trump said that we should immediately close U.S. borders until we have a better handle on the situation.
Breitbart reported that the frontrunner said, “I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on.”
He continued, “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.”
“We have to be smart in the United States,” Trump said. “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.”
Trump has been heavily criticized for his views on immigration in the past. But given the horrific events that have occurred over the last 24 hours, perhaps there’s some truth in what he has been saying all along.
If Trump were president, would you support his plan to close our borders? Do you think this would help keep our nation safe from future attacks?
Sound off in the comments section below to let us know what you think!