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Trump Blames “Grizzly Video Games” For Culture of Violence After Mass Shootings

What happened recently in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio with two mass shootings taking place is beyond a tragedy, leaving 30 people dead and 50 more injured. Let’s get one thing straight, however, I am no expert in politics not do I pretend to know the psychology of those who would take up weapons and mow down so many innocent people. Enter U.S. Donald Trump, who spoke up about the mass shootings recently and blamed “grizzly video games” and the internet for the culture of violence in America in the wake of these mass shootings.

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U.S. President Donald Trump first spoke about the mass shootings that took place and then, he singled out violent video games and its effects on the youth.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33f9ff” class=”” size=”22″]We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly videogames that are now commonplace. It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to begin immediately. Cultural change is hard, but each of us can choose to build a culture that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every human life. That’s what we have to do.[/perfectpullquote]

A plan for how this will be stopped or how to “substantially reduce” youth access to violent video games wasn’t mentioned. However, Trump continued on by also blaming the influence of the internet as a whole, stating that: “The perils of the internet and social media cannot be ignored, and they will not be ignored” and calling for a way to detect mass shooters before they even strike.

Trump, however, doesn’t mention his own internet presence. As reported by PC Gamer, there are over 2200 Trump ads on Facebook that mention the word “invasion” when speaking about immigration. There are also hundreds of tweets, including this one below.

I will leave it up to you to decide about Trump’s own internet presence.

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What do you think about Trump blaming violent video games? Let us know in the comment section below.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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