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Remember When Winston Churchill and Donald Rumsfeld Made A Video Game Together?

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bill-swift - January 26, 2016

There are a couple things you might know Donald Rumsfeld for. Being the Secretary of Defense on two separate occasions, for one (and so being both the youngest and second-oldest to hold the position, which is an interesting lil' factoid). His cerealtastic time as Director at Kellogg's, for another.

What is Donald Rumsfeld not known for? Developing video games, that's what. But it's a thing that happened. Oh yes indeed.

Churchill Solitaire hit the app store last week, one of the storefront's ‘best new games.' It's based, Buzzfeed reports, on a two-deck version of the game that Churchill played, in between smoking cigars, giving Hitler the middle finger, fighting them on the beaches and never surrendering. The app is the brainchild of none other than… Donald Rumsfeld.

‘Rumsfeld learned the game while serving as U.S. ambassador to NATO from a Belgian diplomat who had played it with Churchill himself,' we're told. ‘Rumsfeld himself plays the game frequently, according to the website: "While contemplating moments of war and peace, and traveling to many distant lands, the future two-time Secretary of Defense would play the game many times over the next 40 years."

So, um, there you go. Apparently, ol' Donald is setting off on ‘a major national media tour discussing the app' from today. I don't really know what to make of all this weirdness. I need to lay down.

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