President Trump recently had a roundtable discussion about video games having a deadly influence on gun violence and Trevor Noah seems to vastly disagree.
The conversation follows the mass shooting of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Trump said, “The video games, the movies, the internet stuff is so violent. It’s so incredible. I see it… And this is what kids are watching. And I think you maybe have to take a look at it.”
Noah couldn’t disagree more with the president and opposed the idea of video games being the only factor leading to gun violence.
“Here’s what I don’t get about this argument: How come video games are supposedly so influential but only when it comes to guns?… Because I mean, if they really were as influential as politicians say, then shouldn’t games influence us with everything?,” the “Daily Show” talk host asked.
Noah continued, “There have been hundreds of studies on this issue, and they have shown that there isn’t any connection between violent video games and violent activities. Now, that doesn’t mean that video games have no influence on you, because let’s be honest, everything we consume as human beings affects us somehow… So yes, I agree that video games can affect your behavior, but so can TV and movies and, hell, there’s even violence in the Bible.”
The host concluded with suggesting how to “limit the tools that violent people have” and added that Japan has some of the strictest gun laws across the world with only one gun murder out of 127 million people.