“I think it’s a very tough call,” Trump said during a press conference. “It was amazing because there were moments with the gorilla, the way he held the child, it was almost like a mother holding a baby. It looked so beautiful and calm.”
Harambe was killed after it dragged the 4-year-old boy who'd crawled through a barrier and fell into the Gorilla World enclosure.
Several news organizations, including CNN, reported the presidential candidate’s comments.
“And there were moments where it looked pretty dangerous,” Trump said. “I don’t think they had a choice.”