Donald Trump Cincy Gorilla Had to Be Shot ... Kid Had Seconds to Live

5/31/2016 8:40 AM PDT
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Donald Trump is weighing in on the shooting of Harambe, the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo ... and giving the shooters a thumbs up.

Trump was asked about the horrifying incident -- the 4-year-old boy falling into the enclosure and getting dragged around by the gorilla -- and said, the way he sees it ... there were only seconds to spare.

The Republican presidential nominee did say it was a tough call for zoo officials, but explained why he thinks they reacted the only way they could.