Europe Trump calls Brussels a “hellhole,” tweeters respond By Jerry Limone / January 28, 2016 Share 1 -- After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Brussels a “hellhole” in an interview on Fox Business on Wednesday, defenders of the Belgian city pushed back on social media with clever retorts.Reporter Maria Bartiromo asked Trump about his proposal to temporarily halt Muslims from entering the U.S., and Trump responded, “Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places …. There is no assimilation. There’s something bad going on, and until we find out what it is so we can correct it ... You go to Brussels. I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago. So beautiful; everything so beautiful. It’s like living in a hellhole right now.” Tourism-promotion bureau Visit Brussels took to Twitter with a tounge-in-cheek response, recommending that he #CallBrussels if he is “wondering what life is like in the hellhole.” Wondering how life is in the #HellHole @realDonaldTrump? #CallBrussels https://t.co/YvTIZspUja #Brussels #DonaldTrump— visitbrussels (@visitbrussels) January 28, 2016 The hashtag was a reference to a recently completed Internet campaign that the bureau launched to assuage travelers’ concerns about safety, following the Brussels lockdown after the November terrorist attacks on Paris. Others on Twitter and Instagram paired #hellhole with pretty pictures of Belgium. #Brussels , where you can understand the beauty of life! For sure isn't a #HellHole @visitbrussels @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/QpvLXwfphN— Giulia Bordin (@_GiuliaBordin) January 28, 2016 Brussels & Beyond tweeted, “Proud of our #hellhole We forgive your ignorance & invite @realDonaldTrump to see Brussels."