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Trump blames church massacre on mental health problems

President Trump expressed his condolences to those affected by the shooting at a Texas church that left 26 dead, tweeting Sunday shortly after the attack that he was "monitoring the situation from Japan."

When asked whether tighter gun-control laws could help prevent such shootings, Trump said the attack "isn't a guns situation" and that "mental health is your problem here." He said the initial investigation indicates the killer was a "very deranged individual."

Fewer people have been shot to death in Japan in the past five years than were killed in the Texas shooting on Sunday, The Daily Beast reports. Watch Trump's comments from Tokyo below. Jeva Lange