News that the president would accept a meeting never taken by a sitting USA president came from an unlikely source Thursday evening: a last-minute press statement by a South Korean official standing in the dark on the White House driveway.
There's a lot of bloody stuff out there, whether in games, movies, comics, or on TV.
Apparently President Trump was "asking questions, genuinely interested in hearing from all sides and getting all perspectives", Parents Television Council programs director Melissa Henson told Kotaku.
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Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), said: "The president's action [today] is key in stemming the tide of unfair foreign imports and putting steel workers back to work". Many viewers may simply be curious about what the White House chose to cherry-pick as examples of appalling video-game violence.
A trade war will be harder to win and cause more conflict than Trump may be anticipating, Peterson said, even if it comes with a discount on bourbon.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also attended.
Trump, in the wake of the shooting, said he thinks video game companies are somewhat culpable. After weeks of public deliberation - including expressing support for some gun control measures - Trump has not yet outlined what he would like to see in legislation.
Donald Trump's administration produced a horrifying, blood-spattered video showcasing extreme video-game violence - and the YouTube clip has quickly become an internet hit.
In the Senate, Republicans are opposing the duties en masse, with Senator Jeff Flake already preparing a bill to "nullify these tariffs". The account's most popular video is of Melania Trump decorating the White House last Christmas, with 2.9 million views to date. No votes have been scheduled yet in the Senate on a pending background checks bill, but the House has said it will consider school safety legislation next week.
The Verge reports the meeting was "a unusual one" and that "attendees said there was the little serious talk of government restrictions on content (which would present significant legal challenges), and the conversation focused on more robust age restrictions or voluntary measures that could be undertaken by the industry itself". As he says, this argument that violence in video games is to blame for real-life violence is nothing new. And the fact that no scientists in the field will be involved in today's White House discussion makes it look like the Trump administration is looking for a scapegoat, not a true conversation about the root of the US' gun violence problem. Both game series have consistently been rated "M", by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, meaning they are intended for "mature" audiences. The main contingent of industry representatives were members of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Henson criticized those in attendance from the video game industry.
Associated Press writer Mae Anderson contributed to this story from NY.