Trump blames mental illness, video games and social media for mass shootings

Donald Trump has vowed to reduce violent crime by making it more difficult to access “video games that celebrate violence” in the wake of the latest mass shootings in the US.

It was amongst a raft of new measures Mr Trump announced at the White House, including government action with social media companies to detect “mass shooters” before they strike.

However, he stopped short of calling for gun reform and instead focused on mental health support, saying: “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger – not the gun”.

He called this weekend’s attacks in Texas and Ohio “barbaric”, saying they were “crimes against all humanity”, adding “we are sickened by this monstrous evil, the cruelty, the hatred, the malice, the bloodshed and the terror.”

Mr Trump also called for the US to “condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”

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Source: SKY NEWS

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