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Trump on Gorilla death: "I don't think they had a choice"

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:56

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said zookeepers in Ohio had ''no choice'' but to kill a gorilla after a 4-year-old boy climbed into the gorilla's pen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said zookeepers in Ohio had "no choice" but to kill a gorilla after a 4-year-old boy climbed into the gorilla's pen. "I think it is a very tough call. It was amazing because there were moments with the gorilla the way he held that child was almost like a mother holding a baby, it looked so beautiful and calm, and there were moments when he looked pretty dangerous" Trump said. "I don't think they had a choice." The death of the gorilla, a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback named Harambe, outraged animal lovers, about 20 of whom staged a vigil outside the zoo. More than 200,000 people signed online petitions on Change.org to protest the shooting, some demanding "Justice for Harambe" and urging police to hold the child's parents accountable.

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Trump on Gorilla death: "I don't think they had a choice"

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:56