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Donald Trump didn’t answer a single Pokémon question yesterday
Does Trump believe in evolution, or is he just going to keep his Charmander a Charmander forever?
The result was, unsurprisingly, a swirling mass of angry citizens hammering Trump on his nativist rhetoric, comparing his hair to grocery store produce, and generally treating this pointless publicity stunt with all the seriousness it deserves. Since Trump is less a corporeal being than a concentrated mass of pure ego feeding solely on the constant attention of a cynical public, #AskTrump was an unqualified success.
But to be fair, there were a number of serious policy questions people asked about the single most important political issue of our day—Pokémon. What follows are the most insightful, probing, trenchant queries the former Celebrity Apprentice host received about Pokémon.
It doesn’t appear as if Trump has taken a public stance on evolution yet, so this hashtag campaign seems like a perfect time for him to clarify his position on whether he disputes the theory or if he has plans to eventually evolve his Squirtle into a Blastoise.
When it comes to the general election, however, Trump fares poorly in a hypothetical match-up against Democratic front-runners Team Rocket (pictured below).
Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0) | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III
Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.