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Donald Trump tells Fox & Friends America must be "vigilant" or become "disaster city" like Brussels

"We have to be very careful who we allow in this country," Trump said


Scott Eric Kaufman
March 22, 2016 4:10PM (UTC)

In the wake of a terror attack that took the lives of at least 26 people and injured over 130 in Belgium this morning, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called in to Fox News not to offer sympathy to the bereaved, but to warn viewers that if they don't elect him in November, such tragedies will happen on American soil.

"I think it's absolutely horrible," Trump began. "I’ve been talking about this for a long time. Brussels was a beautiful place."

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Trump later told co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade. It went from "zero crime," but because of what he considers Belgium's lax immigration policies, Brussels is now "a disaster city, it's a total disaster, and we have to be very careful as to who we allow in this country."

Earhardt asked what Trump, as president, would do to prevent such attacks, and he reiterated that he would call for a moratorium on Muslim immigration. "Look at Paris, the city of lights, Paris has it bad. It's got it's problems in it."

"We're taking in people who could be ISIS, they could be ISIS-related. Brussels is an amazing example, it was a beautiful city, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And now you look at it, and it's a disaster. We have a worldwide situation that is out of control," he added.

Watch his entire appearance on Fox and Friends below via Fox News.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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