Hillary Clinton made a reference to “Pokémon Go” on the campaign trail Thursday. Seriously.
Speaking at an event in Virginia, the presumptive Democratic nominee said “we’re going to have a lot of jobs” if she were elected.
“Jobs, from building infrastructure to coding,” Clinton said. “Creating new apps.”
She added: “I don’t know who created ‘Pokémon Go,’ but I am trying to figure out how we get them to have ‘Pokémon Go’ to the polls.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July14, 2016
Clinton’s campaign is also set to hold a “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” event in Ohio on Saturday.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, soon after released a “Pokémon Go”-themed ad attacking Clinton.
“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 – which has invested in the game’s maker, Niantic Inc. – has added about $9 billion worth of market value since the game was released last week. On Monday, Nintendo saw its largest one-day increase in its stock since 1983.
Trump said in an interview published Thursday that he wished he “had time” to play the wildly popular game.