Trump Doubles Down on Closing Borders to Muslim Refugees After Brussels Attacks

Trump Doubles Down on Closing Borders to Muslim Refugees After Brussels Attacks

He used global tragedy to push his xenophobic beliefs.

Published March 22nd

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump used the suicide bombing attacks that occurred in Brussels Tuesday morning to bolster his claims that the United States should close its borders to Muslims all over the world, saying, "This is going to happen in the United States." Trump appeared on multiple news channels, and Twitter, to cement his claim that America must "shut the borders" to protect itself from ISIS:

"Look at Brussels, look at Paris, look at so many cities that were great cities. Paris is almost as bad. Paris is no longer the City of Lights, Paris has a lot of problems," Trump said on cable news on Tuesday. "All you have to do is speak to the people who live there where the same thing has happened and they are in fear. The city is in fear."

He continued to call Brussels a "hellhole," adding that it used to be a "crime-free city."

It seems Trump will take any opportunity to continue his claims that closing the U.S. borders to an entire religion that makes up more than one billion members of the world community will improve security, giving no thought to the backlash his xenophobic and even racist remarks could create.

Wendy Williams recently discussed Trump's stance on Muslim immigrants in the U.S. and the fact that the Pope Francis questioned his faith as a result:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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