Speaking at a news conference in Japan on Monday, President Trump said the horrific mass shooting at a Texas church was carried out by “a very deranged individual with a lot of problems over a long period of time.”
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At least 26 people were killed during a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, when a 26-year-old man opened fire on the congregation. The victims include a five-year-old child and the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter.
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries,” Trump said on Monday.
“Fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction, otherwise it would have been…much worse.”
Trump called it a “very, very sad event.”
“These are great people, and a very, very sad thing. But that’s the way I view it.”