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It happened: Donald Trump has weighed in on the Pokémon Go craze.
In an interview with The Washington Examiner, Trump said he wished he could play but was too busy running for president.
“I don’t, but people are playing it,” the presumptive Republican nominee said when asked whether he played. “No question about it. I do not. I wish I had time.”
Pokémon Go is a new augmented reality game that uses the GPS on the player’s smartphone to insert Pokémon in the real world that the player can try to catch. Nintendo as of Monday had added $9 billion worth of market value since the game was released last week. That same day, Nintendo saw its largest one-day increase in its stock since 1983.
Earlier this week, billionaire Mark Cuban told Business Insider in an email that Nintendo “has a winner” with Pokémon Go, but he added that the game’s developer, Niantic Inc., which Nintendo has invested in, would “have to keep refreshing if they want it to stay as hot as it is.”
“It’s fun,” Cuban wrote. “Parents will love it because it gets their kids walking and moving in order to play.”
He added that he had played the game and that it was a “great way to take a walk with my son.”