Here Are President Trump's Expected Attendees For The Video Games And Violence Summit

Here Are President Trump's Expected Attendees For The Video Games And Violence Summit
From Uproxx - March 8, 2018

President Trumps Thursday summit about video games and violence will probably achieve no concrete policy goals or further public safety. And while we dont know what tone the meeting will take, we can hazard a guess based on whos showing up and the fact it is intended to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children. Here are the invitees (some might be referred to as experts) who Donald Trump has summoned to explain video games to him.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)

Rubio doesnt seem to have much of an opinion on video games, but Parkland, of course, is part of the state he represents, and hell presumably be there to keep their concerns front and center. (Its not clear whether Rubio will actually attend.)

Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri)

Hartzler, elected in 2011, holds typical views for the GOP. After Sandy Hook, she put out a newsletter stating guns shouldnt be legislated and has said in the past she believes video games cause children to be more violent.

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two Entertainment

Take Two, which pioneered open-world shooters like the Grand Theft Auto series and the Mafia series, is a long, long veteran of this fight. Notably, Zelnick was the repeated unwilling foil of anti-video-game crusader Jack Thompson, whose behavior in Florida courts became so obnoxious and erratic, and his attempts to use the court to harass various video game executives including Zelnick so repeated, the state bar took the unusual step of disbarring him. Thompson has not been confirmed to be attending the meeting.

L. Brent Bozell III, Media Research Center


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