March 24, 2016

Fox News' Shep Smith reported live from Brussels during Thursday's broadcast of Outnumbered, and passed on a message to Donald Trump from the citizens of Brussels.

Immediately after the terrorist attack, Donald Trump appeared on The Today Show to promote more of his torture ideas and in the process he insulted the city of Brussels, as a total "horror show," most probably because of their immigration policies.

“Belgium is no longer Belgium. Belgium is not the Belgium that you and I knew, Matt, from 20 years ago, which was one of the most beautiful cities and one of the safest cities in the world. Belgium is a horror show right now.”

Smith reported that in fact, the city of Brussels is not a horror show at all. The effect of the clown car 2016 GOP presidential primary is reverberating throughout the world, including ISIS, who are using Trump's words as propaganda.

The people of Brussels didn't take kindly to Trump's shameful attacks on their great city.

Smith, reporting from the city for a segment on Outnumbered Thursday, noted that Trump’s caustic remarks proved to be a useful sound byte for ISIS, who appropriated them into a new propaganda video released. He described the video’s use of Trump’s language:

It’s a clip of his audio, not video, but Donald Trump says 20 years ago Brussels was a great city. Today, let me remember exactly what he said, today it’s a horror show. And I quote, ‘Today it’s a horror show, a complete horror show.’ I must tell you, the locals have taken great exception toward that. Word of it has spread around here quite quickly. Brussels has neighborhoods where there are problems, where there’s great division and great problems within communities, where law enforcement don’t speak with the feds, there’s no question that they have some problems in some local areas, but brussels is not a horror show from our experience and not from those who we’ve met here. The streets are beautiful, the people are as lovely as they can be.

We’ve enjoyed their company and they’ve treated us like guests in their own home. brussels is a beautiful old european city and a wonderful place to visit. People here, at least, are upset that’s how it’s been characterized by the leading republican for office in the United States. A horror show, it is not.

Outnumbered co-host Andrea Tantaros jumped to Trump’s defense, saying it was a “little disconcerning [sic] that the people of Brussels are more worried about Donald Trump is saying than the carnage that’s taking place and the problems they seem to be facing,” presumably meaning to say “disconcerting.”

You can always count on Tantaros to act like a dimwit apologist for Republicans.

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