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Cincinnati, OH - Trump: Zoo Had Little Choice In Killing Gorilla

Published on: May 31, 2016 09:00 PM
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A boy is led away after putting flowers beside a statue of a gorilla outside the shuttered Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)A boy is led away after putting flowers beside a statue of a gorilla outside the shuttered Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati, OH - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the Cincinnati Zoo had little choice but to kill a 17-year-old gorilla after a boy got into its exhibit.

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Trump was asked about the gorilla during a news conference Tuesday in New York. He referred to videos showing the animal at times appearing protective of the child, who got away from his mother Saturday and entered the gorilla’s enclosure.

Trump says watching the gorilla with the boy was “almost like a mother holding a baby.” But Trump noted that video also showed the gorilla dragging the boy through a shallow moat.

Trump acknowledged that it was “a very tough call” but says the zoo had little choice because the child’s life was at stake.

The boy’s family says he’s doing fine.



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 May 31, 2016 at 10:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Spoken like a true president.

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 12:47 AM Proud_To_Be_American Says:

Who cares what T-Rump says about gorillas.

Well, maybe he has personal insights!

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 09:43 AM anonymous Says:

What is Obama's reaction to this poor gorilla killed? Would he also say, "if he were my son..."

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 09:44 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Spoken like a true president.

Spoken like someone who doesn't give a hoot about being politically correct.

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 10:03 AM anon6 Says:

What is this, Gorillagate?!!?

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 Jun 01, 2016 at 10:13 AM MMNSY Says:

Reply to #2  
Proud_To_Be_American Says:

Who cares what T-Rump says about gorillas.

Well, maybe he has personal insights!

And who cares what you say? His opinion obviously counts because yours didnt make it to the headlines.

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