He wants a win, and this video game industry meeting could prove to remind him of an easy target to go after.
The president recently associated video games with violence, and has done so in the past as well. This is despite numerous studies showing no causal link between video games and violent behavior.
What’s more, Trump is not having a great week and may be less receptive to something he already doesn’t like because of it.
He has lost a long-time confidant in communications director Hope Hicks’ resignation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is eyeing son-in-law Jared Kushner’s foreign business dealings, Kushner’s security clearance was downgraded, chief economic adviser Gary D. Cohn allegedly threatened to resign over Trump’s surprise tariffs that sent markets spiraling, Trump is feuding once again with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and rumors are swirling that National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster is on his way out.