Republican Party frontrunner for the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the New York-based billionaire real-estate tycoon, Mr. Donald Trump, has been a controversial figure at the best of times. Over the past few months, his vision for the future of America and his various observations regarding women, immigration, minorities, the disabled, treatment of POWs and families of suspected terrorists have raised the hackles of a lot of people within the political establishment, including many within his own party. No wonder then that the man has attracted his fair share of critics who don’t think very highly of his politics either at the policy level or at a humanitarian level. On the other hand, Mr. Trump has attained a very strong and loyal group of followers, who believe that he is indeed the answer to all of America’s woes.
Mr. Trump’s utterances have spawned many a hilarious meme in recent times, and there are also quite a few mobile apps that have tapped into the widely varying sentiments the man seems to elicit from the masses. There’s also a ‘Trump Filter‘ extension for Chrome that allows users to filter out all stories related to the man from their news feeds. That being the case, it was only a matter of time before somebody came up with an app which gave vent to some of the bewilderment, discontent and anger that has built up amongst some sections of the American electorate against the GOP frontrunner. A new app now available on the Play Store allows users to do just that. The app is called ‘Punch the Trump’, and is a rather simple game that does exactly what it says on the box.
Punch the Trump is a ‘freemium’ game that comes with a file size of 24 MB and is compatible with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and above. It’s an offering from developer Brutal Studio, which already has over a dozen other Android apps available on the Play Store currently. The game allows users to hit ‘The Donald’ any which way they choose. While the free version allows users to punch and kick the subject into submission, in-app purchases worth just a dollar will get you special weapons like baseball bats, ninja stars, gold bars etc. with which to beat up the businessman-turned-politician. One point to note here is that the game is rated as 16+ for ‘Strong Violence’, so parents are well advised to keep their kids as far away from it as possible.