And here I am again, reporting about President Donald Trump’s relationship with Game of Thrones. Just the other day, the president was photographed during a press briefing on border security sitting inches away from a Game of Thrones-themed poster he first tweeted back in November. “Sanctions are Coming,” it reads.
Reporters asked presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway why President Trump was sitting so close to the Game of Thrones poster. “I don’t know,” she said. “The president has had sanctions. He’s issued sanctions on any number of countries and individuals.” She also doesn’t know if Trump watches the show. “Oh, I’m not aware of that. I’ve never seen it in my life, sorry. I don’t watch a lot of TV.”
At the time of the original tweet, HBO noticed but didn’t seem particularly put out. “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” it tweeted. But it seems that was simply the warmup. President Trump has now posted this to his Instagram account:
Trump is referring, after all, to the southern border wall he’s been promising to construct for his constituents for the reason that starting of his presidential marketing campaign, the identical wall that’s presently on the heart of a authorities shutdown. Will invoking Game of Thrones assist Trump’s trigger? Hurt it? I don’t know, but it surely positive is surreal.
You additionally need to marvel if Trump (or no matter Game of Thrones-loving staffer retains producing these posters) has been paying shut consideration to the present of late, since once we final noticed the Wall it wasn’t it nice form:
This isn’t the primary time Trump has been linked with the Wall, both. This video nonetheless holds up very well:
I’m curious to see if the memes proceed. What different Game of Thrones slogans may Trump use? “All men must vote”?
Announcing WiC Club: essentially the most unique membership this aspect of the wall
To keep updated on the whole lot Game of Thrones, comply with our all-encompassing Facebook web page and join our unique publication.
Watch Game of Thrones for FREE with a no-risk, 7-day free trial of Amazon Channels
h/t The Hill