Donald Trump Unleashes 'Game of Thrones' Meme to Build the Wall

Donald Trump Unleashes 'Game of Thrones' Meme to Build the Wall

Donald Trump Unleashes 'Game of Thrones' Meme to Build the Wall

The network's official Twitter account was a bit snarkier, referring to one of the show's fictional languages and asking, "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?"

In creator George R.R. Martin's novels and the HBO series, the 700-foot Wall protected Westeros from the undead winter demons of the icy North.

The poster read "Sanctions are Coming" - a play on the "Winter is Coming" motto of the show - and was probably aimed at Iran, though it can sometimes be hard to figure out who Trump is trying to punish economically. It was first debuted on Trump's Twitter account on November 2, as the Trump administration prepared to announce new sanctions from the "Westeros Wing" on Iran, completing the removal of the US from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump displayed the poster facing away from him, ensuring that it would be picked up by the cameras and giggled about by the press. Back then, he posted the image on Twitter.

HBO, which airs "Game of Thrones", was unamused by the president's first nod to the program, saying in a statement carried by United States media that it "would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes".

Trump apparently didn't get the message, however, as the meme is now a physical poster. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, simple tweeted, "Ew", while co-star Masiie Williams retweeted the meme with, "Not today".

It is the same poster that, months ago, got him in trouble with HBO for its use of Game of Thrones fonts and imagery.

"Game of Thrones" stars were appalled.

"I think Joffrey is now the king in America", Martin said past year.

Game of Thrones returns in April.

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