Just when you thought Pokemon Go (Free) mania has reached peak levels of insanity, well, leave it to the two people who could potentially become the next US President to ratchet things up to the next level. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have integrated the game into their campaigns in the absolute most cringe-worthy ways imaginable.
First off, no stranger to political pandering, Hillary Clinton is hosting an event at a Pokestop. Taking things one step further, she also said today, “I don’t know who created Pokemon Go, but I’d try to figure out how we get them to have ‘Pokemon Go To The Polls!'" GET IT?! Pokemon GO to the POLLS. Here’s video:
Hillary Clinton: "I don't know who created Pokemon Go, but I'd try to figure out how we get them to have 'Pokemon Go To The Polls!'"
Posted by The Hill on Thursday, July 14, 2016
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign did exactly what you’d expect the Trump campaign to do by releasing the following video where “Pokemon Go" has been replaced with “Crooked Hillary No" and Hillary is captured by a pokeball only to reveal that her next evolution is “Unemployed."
CROOKED HILLARY NO!
Posted by Donald J. Trump on Thursday, July 14, 2016
It all seems pretty gross to effectively use a super neutral game that everyone is enjoying and trying to wrap it up into some weird political message, but, eh, that’s politics for you. It really makes you wonder if we were in the midst of an election when Flappy Bird hit, would we see similar things?
Anyway, this is the perfect reminder to stock up on your “Everybody Sucks" yard signs.