Donald Trump claims the UK, Europe, and even the US are unsafe for living following the recent Brussels terror attack. The leading Republican presidential candidate expressed his concerns after he was asked if US citizens are still safe travelling to Europe in the wake of the attack that killed 31 people, including at least two US citizens.

“I don’t think that Europe is a safe place,” Trump asserts. “When you look at Brussels, when you look at the way they’ve handled things from law enforcement standpoints, when you look at Paris, when you look at so many other places — no, it’s not.”

“But neither is the United States a safe place because we’re allowing thousands of people to come in here,” Trump adds. “Nobody knows where they’re from. Nobody knows who they are and they’re coming in here by the thousands and let me tell you something, we’re going to have problems just as big or bigger than they’ve got.”

Suspects in the 2016 Brussels bombings filmed by a CCTV camera. Left to right: Najim Laachraoui, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Fayçal Cheffou. Photo from Wikipedia

Suspects in the 2016 Brussels bombings filmed by a CCTV camera. Left to right: Najim Laachraoui, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Fayçal Cheffou. Photo from Wikipedia

Trump did not specify which group he deems to cause these problems but he suggested banning all Muslims from coming in the US after the Paris attacks on November 2015. Instead, he proposed creating a safe zone where these Syrian refugees can stay.

He laments that the free world has become weak. Six days after the Brussels bombing, he concluded that Europe faces very severe problems.

This sentiment echoes comments made by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who said that US citizens should avoid going to places where there are lots of crowds. Kerry explains no one has control over who may be in these areas, so it is better to be safe than sorry.

To fight terrorism, Trump recommended reevaluating the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), saying the organisation has become obsolete.

“It’s going to have to be either readjusted to take care of terrorism or we’re going to have to set up a new — a new coalition, a new group of — of the countries to handle terrorism because terrorism is out of control,” Trump said.