The three Republican presidential candidates had three very different takes Tuesday morning on how the United States should respond to the terror attacks in Brussels.
Donald Trump appeared on Fox and Friends, where he again called to "close up our borders."
"It’s going to get worse and worse because we are foolish, we are foolish," Trump said. "We can't allow these people, at this point, to come into the US."
Ted Cruz repeated his campaign refrain to name and declare war on the enemy: "radical Islamic terrorists."
We will name our enemy -- radical Islamic terrorism. And we will defeat it. https://t.co/Z7YTgUg3AA— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 22, 2016
Later Tuesday morning, Cruz held a press conference, where he escalated his response, calling for the United States to use its "full force and fury" against ISIS.
"This is a war," Cruz says in hastily arranged presser, calls for U.S. to use "full force and fury" against ISIS pic.twitter.com/JZTnMFAP6S— Tim Mak (@timkmak) March 22, 2016
Cruz this morning (1/2): “In the wake of Brussels, we don’t need another lecture from Obama on Islamophobia…”— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) March 22, 2016
(2/2) “…we need to immediately halt the President’s ill-advised plan to bring in tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees.”— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) March 22, 2016
John Kasich struck a very different tone, calling to strengthen America's alliances: