President Obama Battles Donald Trump in Political Kombat

The presidential campaign told as video game fights.
Oct. 3 2012 10:53 AM

Trump to Obama: You’re Fired!

The president and the billionaire square off in our latest video game fight.

Romney vs
Santorum + Cain
Romney vs
Gingrich + Paul
Obama vs
Trump
Biden vs
Ryan
Obama vs
Romney

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney heads into his first debate with President Obama having been tested by a series of fights within his own party. Obama had no primary challenge, but he has absorbed his share of shots this campaign. In the latest episode of our Political Kombat ’12, we pit the president against one of his most relentless antagonists, Donald Trump.

In Episode 1, Romney faced off against Rick Santorum and Herman Cain. The second segment featured an intraparty fight between Romney and Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. And in the coming weeks, we’ll stage a fight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan as a prelude to the final showdown between Romney and Obama. Stay tuned.

Andrew Bouvé is the co-executive producer for Slate video.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

An Iranian Woman Was Sentenced to Death for Killing Her Alleged Rapist. Can Activists Save Her?

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Women’s Sports Show

Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now, at Least.

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
  Life
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PM An Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 2:08 PM We Need to Talk: Terrible Name, Good Show
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Oct. 1 2014 1:53 PM Slate Superfest East How to get your tickets before anyone else.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 3:01 PM Netizen Report: Hong Kong Protests Trigger Surveillance and Social Media Censorship
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 2:36 PM Climate Science Is Settled Enough The Wall Street Journal’s fresh face of climate inaction.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.