HBO irked over Donald Trump's use of 'Game of Thrones' slogan

Irene MckinneyNov 07, 2018

On Friday, Donald Trump posted a mock "Game of Thrones" graphic on Twitter, suggesting that new sanctions against Iran are forthcoming.

The White House noted in a statement that the sanctions "will target critical sectors of Iran's economy, such as its energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors". It said: Keep us out of it.

The tweet even prompted a response from the makers of the television series, with HBO stating that it would prefer if the Commander-in-Chief refrained from using their trademark.

HBO was quick to realize that Trump's new political campaign would entail a wide scorn on practically every social media platform. However, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), will get upset that Jon bent the knee on Daenerys, but things will eventually get better between the two. Today, that took the form of a Game of Thrones meme that HBO is none too pleased about.

Cast member Maisie Williams also weighed in on Trump's reference to the series on which she stars, but kept her point brief. Although they have often carried a much lighter context than the president 's obnoxious remarks. Marco Rubio did use it when he announced that he was running for president in 2015. President Trump's case is; however, quite different.

In a recent interview with the Entertainment Weekly, the actor confessed that he twice became emotional when he realised that his show will end after its eighth and final season.

As perhaps the one piece of contemporary popular culture that appeals equally to red and blue America, Game of Thrones has always been a political Rorschach test. Trump had an ongoing feud with Maher during the time. The lettering on "Winter Is Coming" also borrowed from the show.

A few days ago, rap veterans T.I. and Pusha-T applauded hip-hop producer Pharrell for having a cease and desist letter sent to Trump after he played his "Happy" smash at a rally.

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