Trump reportedly inviting video game firms to discuss school violence because he can't/won't blame guns

Trump reportedly inviting video game firms to discuss school violence because he can't/won't blame guns

In his on-going crusade to blame anyone but the guns industry for the number of school shootings in America, American president and professional shit poster Donald Trump has reportedly invited members of the video games industry to the White House to discuss gun violence in schools.

That's according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but, as per most messaging out of the office of the president, it isn't true.

As reported by VentureBeat, American video games trade body The ESA says that neither it, nor any of its members - the top games companies in the US - have received any such invitation.

"The president has met with a number of stakeholders,” Sanders said in a briefing.

“Next week, he’ll also be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front as well. This is going to be an ongoing process and something that we don’t expect to happen overnight, but something that we’re going to continue to be engaged in and continue to look for the best ways possible to make sure we’re doing everything we can to protect schools across the country.”

This follows yet another tragic school shooting, this time in Florida. In the wake of the event, Trump has suggested that violence from video games and films is to blame.

Of course, violent video games and films are only available in America, which is why there's also lots of gun cr... look, it's the games' fault not the billion dollar lobbying from the fire arms industry. Why don't you people understand!?

Trump also suggested that video games need a rating system, ignoring the fact - or more than likely, simply unaware of it, as he is all things - that video games have had a rating system since 1994 in the form of the ESRB.

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