During a new conference Tuesday morning, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump shared his controversial opinion about Saturday’s tragic killing of Harambe the gorilla, who began behaving erratically after a child fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.
“I don’t think they had a choice,” he remarked, noting that the life of the young child had been at stake, according to Fox News.
“It was amazing because there were moments with the gorilla, the way he held that child, it was almost like a mother holding a baby,” he continued. “It looked so beautiful and calm.”
But those few moments “where it looks pretty dangerous” and Harambe dragged the child through the water were enough to justify the zoo’s decision to kill the gorilla, the presumptive nominee maintained.
“It’s too bad there wasn’t another way,” he concluded.
Most Americans likely agreed with the billionaire candidate’s assessment of the situation, especially given that Harambe could easily have killed the child in a second.
Well, at least those Americans who appreciated common sense and logic. For the millions of others (namely liberals) who based their opinions on emotions versus, Trump’s statements probably felt like a slap in the face.
Many in fact argued on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms that Harambe was not trying to harm the child. Celebrity zookeeper Jack Henna disagreed.
“You don’t have seconds or minutes to make a decision like this,” he said to CBS News. “When the animal blows, it is like lightning. I will bet my life on this, that that child would have been — I don’t even want to tell you what would have happened.”
Jack Hanna agrees "1000 percent" with zoo's decision to kill gorilla: https://t.co/Vbp5iT2sgv
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 30, 2016
“They made the correct decision,” he continued. “A human being is alive today because of the decision the Cincinnati Zoo made.”
Trump’s statements on Tuesday might have outraged some, but it seems evident that he merely spoke the truth.
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