"It's the people who pull the trigger, not the gun that pulls the trigger, so we have a very, very big mental health problem. Congress is working on different things and I'll look at it," Trump told asphalt reporters , before heading back to Washington after a vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
"These are people who need to be in institutions for help. I'm not talking about a form of prison, I'm talking about help, and I think that's something we really need to look at, the whole concept of mental institutions," he said . "I remember growing up, we had mental institutions, then they were closed – in New York, I say – they were, a lot of them were closed. Many were imprisoned and all these people were exposed on the street. "
" So I think the concept of mental institutions should be considered, "he said.