Gamers are streaming from the White House, but did Russia put them there?

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The White House is hosting its first ever gaming live stream right now (watch below), the “White House Competitive Gaming Event.” The four-hour Twitch stream is meant to “promote health coverage enrollment,” possibly through a live case of gaming-induced deep vein thrombosis. 

But why are beanie-wearing millenials playing esports in the White House, and so soon after the CIA — an incredibly trustworthy institution with no history of installing right-wing leaders in foreign nations across the globe — has intimated, albeit with no evidence, that Russia got Donald Trump elected?

It’s convenient that this is the second time in as many weeks a big gaming event has been used to distract from Russian meddling in United States politics — remember that sudden No Man’s Sky update? And while video games might be as American as baseball and apple pie today, a closer inspection at the origins of the medium might prove shocking:

Just because these gaming youths look sweet, it doesn’t mean they’re not part of a Russian plot to undermine everything you believe in, including the fact that stemless wine glasses are stupid. Either go full stem hoity-toity, or just use a regular glass that isn’t so thin it will shatter in your hand.

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