As Trump Dominates Super Tuesday, ‘Civilization V’ Gives Players a Taste of His America
Super Tuesday was just that for Donald Trump. The Republican frontrunner in the 2016 race for the White House dominated the biggest single primary day on the election calendar. Despite the numerous controversies that seem to always swirl around him, Trump handily won seven states and seems more poised now to lock up the Republican nomination in the coming weeks.
With Trump’s campaign in such good shape, now’s a good a time to look at “Donald Trump’s America” mod (modification) of the game Civilization V that was released late last year. The alteration turns Trump into one of the game’s “immortal leaders” allowing Trump to reign for all of history, with the tradeoff being that the unhappiness level of the population reaches 100%.
Some of the Trump-isms inserted into the game include the “Great Wall of America,” referencing Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico in order to curb illegal immigration. The same issue is also marked by the mod’s change of the game’s typical infantry troops to a “border patrol” unit which “will keep the filthy immigrants” away and is more effective on “friendly territory.”
Whether you’re an enthusiastic Trump supporter, a Republican torn on whether to vote for him, or someone petrified at the thought of The Donald as leader of the free world, the “Donald Trump’s America” mod provides an entertaining tongue-in-cheek look at what life under Trump as leader could be like.
Meanwhile in the real world, Trump was ruler of “Super Tuesday” in the 2016 election, winning seven of the 12 state primaries up for grabs, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia in the South, but also capturing North states, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Only Republican Sen. Ted Cruz posed a challenge to Trump on Tuesday, winning Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) landed his first victory in Minnesota.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continued to prove resilient to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), also winning seven states, including Massachusetts, which neighbors Sanders’ home state.
But while the populist Independent senator didn’t garner as much support as he’d hoped in the more conservative South, he won Colorado, Minnesota, and Oklahoma, along with his home state, and will now take his own anti-establishment message to friendlier states across the West and Midwest.