Oh boy, Glenn Beck isn’t going to like this.
Now the End Begins by Geoffrey Grider
It was January 27th when Donald Trump gave a stark warning to Brussels Belgium, and the New York Times mocked him for it
Asked by the Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo about the feasibility of his proposal to bar foreign Muslims from entering the United States, Mr. Trump argued that Belgium and France had been blighted by the failure of Muslims in these countries to integrate…..
Below is the January 27th discussion between Donald Trump and Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo:
At 1:31 the subject turns to Islamic terrorism at 2:05, Brussels.
Thought it best if I took you directly to the New York Times article mocking Donald Trump entitled….wait for it, entitled “Donald Trump Finds New City to Insult: Brussels.“
LONDON — He incensed Paris and London by saying that some of their neighborhoods were so overrun with radicals that the police were too scared to enter.
He raised Scottish tempers by threatening to pull the plug on his investments there, including his luxury golf courses, if British politicians barred him from entering Britain.
Now Donald J. Trump has upset the already beleaguered people of Belgium, calling its capital, Brussels, “a hellhole.”
Asked by the Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo about the feasibility of his proposal to bar foreign Muslims from entering the United States, Mr. Trump argued that Belgium and France had been blighted by the failure of Muslims in these countries to integrate.
There is something going on, Maria,” he said. “Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places. There is something going on and it’s not good, where they want Shariah 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.”
Warming to his theme, he added that Brussels was in a particularly dire state. “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,” Mr. Trump continued.
For Belgians, already reeling from recent terrorist plots and a chronically dysfunctional government, Mr. Trump’s words were enough to induce a fit of pique worthy, in some cases, of Mr. Trump himself.
Before long, the hashtag #hellhole was gaining traction on Twitter as Belgians lashed out at Mr. Trump, deploying an arsenal of insults, irony and humor, including images of Belgium’s beloved beer and chocolate.
One Twitter user posted a picture of Mr. Trump with what appeared to be a Belgian waffle stuffed in his mouth.
“This is my hellhole,” Joseph Lemaire, a Brussels-based public relations consultant, posted on Twitter, along with several photos, including one showing the capital’s central square, the Grand Place or Grote Markt, which is flanked by stately 17th-century buildings from the city’s prosperous mercantile days….
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Fast forward to March 22, 2016 — No, Joseph Lemaire, THIS is your hellhole.
Injured: Basketball player Sebastien Bellin was thrown 20 metres into the air by a blast in Brussels Airport and has since undergone surgery for his injuries (Daily Mail)
Bartiromo resumes her discussion with Trump this morning after news broke of the Islamic terrorist attacks in Brussels:
Clearly, Europe and most of all, the people of Brussels are reeling…and a hellhole fundamentally transformed by the forces Donald Trump warned about and for doing so mocked by Brussels and company.