VIA| Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has emphasized his being ahead of the curve on more than a few occasions, particularly when he talks about predicting the real danger of Osama bin Laden and being the source of the immigration debate.
Two explosions currently believed to be suicide bombings went of in Brussels Airport and Maalbeek Metro station early Tuesday, killing at least 28. The bloodshed comes days after the arrest of Belgian-born Paris terrorist Salah Abdeslam after months on the run.
Donald Trump notably called Brussels a “hellhole” in January and received criticism from publications like the New York Times. The Times ran the headline, “Donald Trump Finds New City to Insult: Brussels.”
Here’s whathe said about Brussels months before today’s attacks:
There is something going on, [Fox News anchor] Maria [Bartiromo]. Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places. There is something going on and it’s not good, where they want Sharia law, where they want this, where they want things that — you know there has to be some assimilation. There is no assimilation. There is something bad going on.
You go to Brussels — I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago, so beautiful, everything is so beautiful — it’s like living in a hellhole right now. You go to these different places. There is something going on.
Trump also went on Fox News this morning to react to the bombings.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 22, 2016
“We have to be very careful. We’re not babies. We can’t do this anymore. We can’t have these attacks anymore. We can’t have World Trade Centers anymore and planes flying into the Pentagon,” he said. “Look, people will come in, but we have to be very, very careful as to who comes into our country or we’re going to have problems like you’ve never seen.”