Hillary Clinton made a cringe-worthy Pokemon Go joke at a Virginia campaign rally Thursday and Twitter immediately seized.
Speaking at a rally with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, a top running mate option, Clinton urged Democrats to turn out to vote.
“I don’t know who created Pokemon Go, but I’ll try to figure out how we get them to Pokemon Go to the polls,” she said.
The joke is not helped by seeing the video. pic.twitter.com/W8n8EMh1gf
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 14, 2016
The Twitter scorn was immediate.
"I don't know who created Pokemon Go," General Eisenhower said, "but as president I will Pokemon Go to Korea."
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) July 14, 2016
— Anthony Gerolamo (@AGerolamo) July 14, 2016
"Because with Donald Trump as president, it'll be more like *brokemon* amirite?"
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 14, 2016
Clinton: [Pokemon joke]
Me: Donald Trump makes some pretty good points now that I think about it
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) July 14, 2016
A worthy replacement for Hillary’s “We’re gonna Candy Crush Trump in November” slogan. https://t.co/TZiHeZqpze
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) July 14, 2016
Ok well I guess it's not cool anymore. This is like your mom joining snapchat. https://t.co/2iVjaYW1J3
— Poké Dad (@Aerocles) July 14, 2016
hillary: i don’t know who created pokemon go—
congress: then why, on january 9th, did u say
— Hippo (@InternetHippo) July 14, 2016