21 Stunning Photos of Brussels, Which Donald Trump Just Called a 'Hellhole'
“You go to Brussels. I was in Brussels a long time ago—20 years ago—so beautiful, everything’s so beautiful,” he said on Fox News on Tuesday. “It’s like living in a hellhole right now.”
Where exactly is this unofficial entrance to the fiery pits of the underworld? Somewhere within the city's incredible art scene, perhaps? At the doors of its notably affordable luxury hotels? Heaven forbid, at the city's world-class Christmas market?!
Brussels denizens have taken to Twitter to brush off the comments:
For its part, the office of Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur responded to a Times request for comment thusly: "We don't react to Mr. Trump's comments. Have a nice day."
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A merry-go-round at Bruparck.
Houses along the Charleroi Canal.
A beer festival in Grote Markt.
A beautiful city, even on a cloudy day.
The Grote Markt at night.
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.
The restaurant Chalet Robinson, overlooking a lake in the Cambre Woods.
The Rue de La Bourse bar in Brussels.
The city skyline.
The city's Square conference center.
Guildhalls on the Grote Markt.
Historic row houses.
The royal greenhouse in Laeken.
A Brussels tram.
Brussels at lunch.