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Live From Cleveland, It’s Trumpemon GO

Co-host of SNL's "Weekend Update" isn't looking for Pokemon


Michael Che said he wanted to catch the rarest creature at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: minorities.   

The “Saturday Night Live” star called this game “Trumpemon Go,” a play off the popular Pokemon Go game.  

So Che took a camera and phone and walked through
the Quicken Loans Arena. Whenever his phone would come across someone who was not white, he would swipe the Poke Ball on his screen to “catch” them.
And each time the Poke Ball would capture someone, it would give a witty description of what kind of minority it was.  There was “an old black dude” and “a black dude with a selfie stick” and a “cowbro.”   


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When Che’s Poke Ball would not capture Willie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty,” Che quipped, “This Amish dude is not a minority?”  

Che tried to speak to a few white people at the convention asking them if they had seen any “rare minorities” in the arena.  

One woman said she saw some Hawaiians. When one man walked away instead of responding, Che said, “Everyone wants to keep their Trumpemons to themselves, but I’m going to catch ’em.”     

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