Mr. Navarro made his move, and encourage President Trump to embrace a plan that many economists, lawmakers and White House aides warn could lead to a trade war and imperil U.S. economic gains.
Again there are no studies that confirm the link between video game violence and real-world violence. I know what you're thinking-case closed!-but no, the meeting went on from there before sputtering out in an unproductive haze of Let The Record Show We Tried Stuff.
Meanwhile, the European Union said it hoped, like Canada and Mexico, to be exempted from USA tariffs, or that it could iron out difference with the U.S.at the World Trade Organization. "The upcoming meeting at the White House. will provide the opportunity to have a fact-based conversation about video game ratings, our industry's commitment to parents, and the tools we provide to make informed entertainment choices".
The White House regimen included a weekly trade policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room where aides with opposing views could talk through ideas to ensure recommendations brought to the president were fully vetted and legally sound.
She described the meeting as a listening session, saying there were no decisions about next steps.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also attended.
"I'm [also] hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts", the president continued.
Both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have taken a stance in recent years against children and teens playing violent video games.
The meeting marks a distinct pivot away from the gun control measures discussed by Trump and others in the immediate wake of the shooting.
Thursday's meeting was part of the president's response to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were killed.
The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and create a waiting period on weapons sales. Asked whether Canada had offered any concessions to secure an exemption, a Canadian government official said there was no evidence of this and that Canada had not changed its NAFTA negotiating line.
At the White House, an upbeat Trump chatted with the steelworkers, invited them to the Oval Office and autographed a hard hat. No votes have been scheduled yet in the Senate on a pending background checks bill, but the House has said it will consider school safety legislation next week.
The opening of the Trump video game meeting about the connection between gun violence and violent video games was framed by an 88-second long video compilation of violent scenes from various games.
Mr Bozell has frequently called for a reduction of violence in games. Many viewers may simply be curious about what the White House chose to cherry-pick as examples of appalling video-game violence. Take-Two, the owner of Rockstar games, is also aware of the debate after they found themselves in the middle of such issues following the release of Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt titles as well as Bully, notes RollingStone.
His move, an assertive step for his "America First" agenda, has rattled allies across the globe and raised questions at home about whether protectionism will impede USA economic growth.