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Two Republican presidential candidates are calling for President Obama to cancel his international travel and head home to address terrorist attacks in Belgium from U.S. soil.

“The president must return home immediately and get to work with our allies to respond with strength against the enemies of the West,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted.

{mosads}“Today’s attacks in Brussels underscore that this is a war. … This is a war with radical Islamic terrorism,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said, according to Fox News. “In the wake of Brussels … we need a commander in chief who does everything necessary to defeat the enemy. The first priority of the commander in chief should be keeping America safe.”

A series of terrorist attacks in Brussels killed at least 34 and wounded more than 100 early Tuesday. Two blasts struck the Zaventem airport, while another explosion hit a metro station near European Union buildings.

Obama condemned the massacre in a speech Tuesday during his visit to Cuba, vowing the global community would find justice for its victims.

“This is yet another reminder that the world must unite,” he said. “We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people around the world.”

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