Donald Trump Doesn't Play 'Pokemon Go,' But He'd Like to Join the Craze
Businesses, museums and even law enforcement authorities have had to issue statements concerning people playing the game who are either being unsafe or disrespectful.
Donald Trump is too busy running for president to be swept up in the Pokemon Go madness that has gripped the nation. But he'd like to try the mobile game app.
That is what the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told The Washington Examiner on Thursday.
"I don't [play], but people are playing it. No question about it," Trump told The Examiner. "I do not. I wish I had time."
Trump is set to accept the GOP nomination in Cleveland next week. He is expected to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Friday.
Pokemon Go, a mobile augmented reality game where users try to capture monsters from the long-running Nintendo franchise, has become an overnight sensation since its release last week. The game has made numerous headlines, almost daily, concerning how popular the game is and also for the trouble players have caused.
Businesses, museums and even authorities have had to issue statements concerning people playing the game who are either being unsafe or disrespectful.
In fact, also on Thursday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department issued a stern warning over social media for people to not call 911 about the game.
*ATTENTION* Please do not dial 911 or impact fire stations regarding POKEMON GO. 911 is for EMERGENCIES ONLY.— LACounty Fire PIO (@LACoFDPIO) July 14, 2016