The United States is reeling after yet another terror incident resulted in more bloodshed.
This time a white gunman named Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire with an assault rifle at a church in Texas, killing at least 26 people, among them a young child.
Sundays shooting comes mere days after another terrorist incident in New York. On October 31 Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbekistan native, drove a rented truck onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing 8 people.
It resulted in much anger, with even President Trump tweeting that Mr Saipov should be executed.
However yesterdays incident has drawn a much different response from the President.
As vigils took place for the victims of yesterdays terror attack, US President Donald Trump, who is visiting Japan, offered condolences and told reporters: “We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, but this isn’t a GUN situation.”
He described the Texas gunman as “deranged”, saying the shooting represented a “mental health problem at the highest level”.
Watch the whole statement from President Trump below:
Trump reiterated his desire for fewer barriers to legally owning a gun, stating that he was glad an armed Texan shot David Kelley dead.
Trump added: “Fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction. Otherwise it would have been – as bad as it was – it would have been much worse.”
Trump is currently in Japan for the start of a 12-day trip through five Asian nations.