Trump Blames Movies, Video Games for Youth Violence
By Patrick Shanley, hollywoodreporter.com, 2-22-18
President Donald Trump pointed to violent films and video games as possible causes for real-life violence by American youth in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting in Parkland, Florida.
During a meeting on school safety at the White House on Thursday, Trump met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, domestic policy counsel director Andrew Bremberg, White House chief of staff John Kelly, secretary of education Betsy DeVos and adviser Kellyanne Conway, among other officials.
“We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what they’re seeing and how they’re seeing it,” said Trump. “And also video games. I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts. And you go one further step and that’s the movies.… Maybe they have to put a rating system for that.” » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2018-02-26T18:20:35-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Trump Blames Movies, Video Games for Youth Violence