Donald Trump Weighs In On Brussels Attacks & Sparks Major Outrage
Twitter is attacking the GOP presidential frontrunner after his insensitive remarks about the Brussels attacks. And rightfully so.
The world is in mourning after a series of explosions across Brussels on March 22 killed at least 34 and injured at least 170.
Two explosions occurred at the international airport and one in a subway station.
Following the tragedy, people are writing positive messages on the streets of Brussels with chalk and sending messages of love and solidarity on the Internet.
You can see all the touching tributes here.
It didn't take long for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to chime in on the disaster, but of course, in the worst way possible.
He further went on to make the attacks about his own radical political agenda, saying that he would "close up the borders" in the US, in an interview with Fox News.
“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.”
“And they’re in fear. Their city is in fear. And we have to be smart in the United States,” he continued. “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.”
Meanwhile, President Obama spoke out on the attacks, calling them "outrageous" and reminding the world that we "must unite regardless of nationality or race or faith." Such a contrast with Trump, who made things all about him and his beliefs.
His insensitivity to the attacks sparked outrage in many, who took their anger to Twitter.
He was shamed for showing no sympathy.
Some called him out on his crazy remarks...
...because his words rarely help, and tend to just make everything worse.
Some fear that he'll use the attacks as fuel for his radical and racist beliefs.
And some are just calling him an idiot, which TBH is definitely deserved - especially in this case.
And this guy summed up what everyone else is thinking.
Our thoughts remain with Brussels and everyone involved in this horrible tragedy.