Hillary Clinton Wants You to Play Pokemon Go, Trump Says He Has No Time

"I don't, but people are playing it. No question about it," Trump says.


What are you doing this weekend? Probably playing Pokemon Go. Hillary Clinton's camp knows this, and wants to use it as an opportunity to get you to vote for her this November.

Clinton's team has announced a Pokemon Go gathering to be held this Saturday, July 16, at the PokeStop in Lakewood, Ohio's Madison Park. The organizers will buy a lure item to attract Pokemon to the area for the duration of the hour-long event--hopefully the servers stay up.

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Clinton is no stranger to video games. A picture released by the William J. Clinton Library in April last year showed Clinton in 1993 as maybe the only First Lady to play Game Boy. A 2002 New York Times story reveals she was particularly fond of Tetris in particular. That lined up with an April 1993 interview with Time [PDF] where she joked that she was "addicted" to Tetris.

You may also remember that Clinton led the fight against Rockstar Games in 2005 over the game's controversial Hot Coffee mod.

On the other side of the fence, presumptive Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked by the Washington Examiner if he plays Pokemon Go. He doesn't.

"I don't, but people are playing it. No question about it," he said. "I do not. I wish I had time."

Current US President Barack Obama also enjoys video games; he even owns a copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He has yet to comment on Pokemon Go, but it only seems like a matter of time before he does.

Pokemon Go launched last week and has taken the world by storm. Seemingly everyone is playing it and it's become the most popular mobile game in US history. In other news, two men fell down a cliff this week in search of Pokemon, while a man was stabbed while playing the game--in his quest to catch them all he soldiered on (and also bought beer).

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