On Monday while in Japan, President Trump gave a statement regarding the “horrific” mass shooting that took place at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas, which he referred to as a “murderous and horrific attack.” In a separate statement he also proclaimed the mass shooting at a Texas church is the result of a “mental health problem at the highest level” and not a “gun situation. He also said the gunman was a “very deranged individual.”
President Trump said, in the video below, that we “can’t put into words the pain and grief we all feel. And the pain and suffering” families of the fallen victims must feel. But through it all, Americans will “pull together” and “join hands and lock arms through the tears and sadness…and stand strong.”
…Americans do what we do best: we pull together. We join hands. We lock arms and through the tears and the sadness, we stand strong… pic.twitter.com/qkCPgtKGkA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017
According to FOX News, the President also made a statement while at an event with Japan’s Prime Minister, and said,
“This isn’t a guns situation This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event.”
Law Enforcement are working Monday to determine a motive in the shooting that occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. 26 were shot dead, not including the shooter, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley.