Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE says Thursday’s shooting at a community college in Oregon can be blamed solely on mental illness.
“The gun laws have nothing to do with this,” Trump told ABC News on Friday, when asked about stricter gun regulations.
“This isn't guns, this is about really mental illness. And I feel very strongly about it,” he added.
The business mogul said difficulties in dealing with people with mental problems are unavoidable.
“Even if you had great education having to deal with mental illness. You educate the community — you're going to have people that slip through the cracks," he said.
Trump told MSNBC earlier Friday that school shootings are a phenomenon isolated to the U.S.
“We have millions of sick people all over the world,” he said. “This is sort of unique to our country — the school shootings.”
“You’re always going to have problems,” the businessman added on MSNBC. “That’s the way the world works. For the next million years, people will slip through the cracks.”
Chris Harper Mercer, 26, killed 10 and injured seven in the Thursday shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.