Normally you’d expect a video game event to be ceremonially opened by, say, a video game executive, but Europe’s big 2017 show—GamesCom, in Köln—will be kicked off on August 22 by none other than the Leader Of The Free World herself, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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“the Leader Of The Free World herself, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”

We’re really doing this, eh? And before anyone assumes I’m a democrat. I just find it fascinating that politics has become so divisive that it has literally come to things like this. On a video game website.

Of course I’m no fan of Trump either. But this is kinda amusing.