Trump's latest Game of Thrones meme prompts HBO to ask him not to use the show for 'political purposes'

Greg Evans
Friday 19 April 2019 09:15
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Prior to the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russian authorities, the president was in a relaxed mood on Twitter.

Rather than ranting and raving about 'no collusion' and his other favourite catchphrases, Trump was sharing Game of Thrones memes and generally having a few jokes.

Of course, he wasn't in a relaxed mood in the slightest as he reportedly feared that his presidency might be over but still doesn't quite explain why he decided to tweet a Game of Thrones meme featuring himself.

This isn't the first time that Trump has shared a meme inspired by the popular fantasy TV show to see it met with derision and groans of contempt, especially from the cast and crew of the series.

Even HBO, the network that broadcasts the show, is starting to get annoyed about Trump's constant appropriation of the Game of Thrones font and quotes.

In November they accused him of 'trademark misuse' but have possibly provided their best response yet to Trump's latest meme. Speaking to Bloomberg, an HBO spokesperson said:

Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes.

HBO weren't the only ones dismayed to see Trump's latest use of Game of Thrones with the Tweet being thoroughly ridiculed by many Twitter users.

And, yes, there was plenty of Game of Thrones references.

HT The Verge

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