Councilmember: Loud toddlers at the movies can be really annoying to those in the movie theatre, since toddlers tend to talk or cry loudly in the middle of the movie. This prevents people from being able to hear the dialogue and keep up with the plot. Therefore, the new movie theatre policy prohibiting toddlers under the age of 3 on movie theatre premises past 5pm, should be implemented.
The claim that toddlers tend to talk or cry loudly in the middle of the movie plays which one of the following roles in the councilmembers argument?
A. It is the main conclusion of the argument
B. It is a claim that the argument tries to rebut
C. It provides background information that plays no role in the reasoning of the argument
D. It is a premise that supports a subsidiary conclusion, which in turn supports the main conclusion of the argument.
E. It is an example meant to disprove the conclusion of the argument
EXPLANATION: It supports the fact that loud toddlers at the movies can be really annoying, which in turn supports the conclusion that the new movie theatre policy prohibiting toddlers under the age of 3 on movie theatre premises past 5pm should be implemented.
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