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Donald Trump Was Asked About The Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Because Why Not

"I don't think they had a choice."

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had some choice words for reporters at a news conference on Tuesday.

.@realDonaldTrump on @CincinnatiZoo's controversial decision to kill gorilla: "I don't think they had a choice" https://t.co/gGRSVi5gof

After announcing he had raised $5.6 million for veterans organizations, he blasted reporters for asking critical questions about the money, calling one ABC News reporter sleazy.

In a campaign season known for its "anything goes" style, Trump going off on journalists is par for the course. But it was a question that came from the press corps that somehow managed to throw some people off.

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A reporter asked Trump about the Cincinnati Zoo's controversial decision to kill a gorilla after a boy fell into its enclosure.

Donald Trump on @CincinnatiZoo #gorilla "I don't think they had another choice." Full video: https://t.co/cPw21LDTaX https://t.co/OHhl1i9e9L

"I think it's a very tough call," Trump said. "It was amazing because there were moments with the gorilla — the way he held that child, it was almost like a mother holding a baby. Looked so beautiful and calm. And there were moments where it looked pretty dangerous."

"I don't think they had a choice," he added. "It's too bad there wasn't another way."

"lol nothing matters"

People also wanted to know which reporter asked Trump — who is accused of fraud by former Trump University students and has seen a number of his businesses file highly publicized bankruptcies — about a gorilla.

Welcome to 2016, folks.

Trump asked question on the Gorilla... Peak 2016.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Leticia Miranda at leticia.miranda@buzzfeed.com.

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