Presidential Candidates React to Brussels Terror Attacks

Republicans are critical of Obama, Clinton offers condolences.
March 22, 2016 Updated: April 3, 2016

The Brussels terror attacks in Belgium on March 22 have sent reverberations around the world.

Terrorism and international relations are a central issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, and the candidates from both the Republican and Democratic side were quick to react on twitter.

Donald Trump

Addressing the Brussels attack, the Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reflected on how beautiful the city was and how different the world is now.

In a follow up tweet, Trump linked Obama’s speech in Cuba to the terror attack.

Ted Cruz

Second place in the Republican primaries, Ted Cruz has been the most outspoken about the Brussel’s attack on Twitter. First, a statement promising to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.

Also on his feed are retweets of Cruz on talk shows condemning the attacks and Obama’s decision to stay in Cuba. 

John Kasich 

Third place in the Republican primary season, John Kasich is critical of Obama for staying in light of the Brussels terror attack saying “it’s time to come home, Mr. President.

Hillary Clinton

The Democratic frontrunner addressed the terror attacks by sending condolences and condemning the attack as a way to “undermine our way of life.”

Bernie Sanders

Second place in the Democratic primary race, Bernie Sanders issued a statement about the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.