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State Department spokesman pauses ISIS briefing because of Pokémon Go

It better have been over a f*cking Mewtwo.

 

Gabe Bergado

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Published Jul 22, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 10:10 am CDT

You know what’s more important than ISIS? Obviously Pokémon.

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On Thursday, State Department spokesman John Kirby was at the podium giving a press briefing about the efforts to fight the terrorist group. But during his statement, Kirby did a double take because he realized one of the reporters was playing none other than Pokémon Go.

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CNN caught the moment on video when Kirby said, “You’re playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren’t you?”

The reporter responded, “I’m just keeping an eye on it.” Hey, at least he’s honest! Kirby followed up asking if he ended up nabbing the pocket monster.

Pretty embarrassing stuff, even if it was over a Mewtwo.

H/T Kotaku

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*First Published: Jul 22, 2016, 12:25 pm CDT