President Donald Trump will host a meeting exploring the influence of video game and television violence on the mass shootings in America, in a Thursday White House summit.
“The President will be meeting with video game industry leaders and Members of Congress to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children. This meeting will be the first of many with industry leaders to discuss this important issue,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.
Trump has drawn a link between violence in video games and television in public since a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “The video games, the movies, the internet stuff, is so violent…I have a very young son, I look at some of the things he’s watching and I say, ‘How is that possible?,” he said in an earlier White House meeting.
Walters noted that participants of the meeting would include Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, and Congressman Martha Roby along with representatives from several industry and interest groups.