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.
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.
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.
More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country. We have stopped the previous Caravans, and we will stop these also. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. Being Built!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2019
I will leave it up to you to decide about Trump’s own internet presence.
What do you think about Trump blaming violent video games? Let us know in the comment section below.