Trump: Background Checks Will Not Stop Mass Shootings, "It's A Mental Problem"


President Trump discussed the mass shooting that occurred in Texas on Saturday and the hurricane bearing down on the South Atlantic coast during a brief press gaggle on the White House lawn Sunday morning.

"It's tragic, but they did an incredible job under the circumstances," Trump said about the shooting in Texas. "Another sick person."

"Always you say, as bad as it was, it could have been worse," he also said. "But it was certainly bad, very, very sad situation."

"We’re looking at a lot of different bills, ideas, concepts," he said later. "It’s been going on for a long while, background checks. I will say that for the most part, sadly, if you look at the last four or five, going back even five or six or seven years, for the most part, as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it. So it’s a big problem. It’s a mental problem. It’s a big problem."

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