Just in case you thought 2019 was going to be a less weird…
If there’s one thing Donald Trump has contributed to US politics, he’s the first president to really use memes for foreign policy.
Back in November, when the White House brought back sanctions against Iran, Trump shared a parody poster of himself in the style of HBO’s Game of Thrones – using the show’s “Winter is Coming” tag-line.
The poster clearly left an impression on him because at his first televised cabinet meeting of the year, it made an appearance.
Naturally, everyone had one question – just… why?
Trump wasn’t necessarily there to talk about sanctions - during the near-two hour meeting, he spoke about North Korea, immigration and Syria.
It seemed like the poster was a reference to his ongoing fight with Congress over funding for a border wall between the US and Mexico.
But let’s be honest, no one really knows for sure.
There’s another problem as well (WARNING: spoilers ahead), one of the key plot points in Game of Thrones is the wall doesn’t work.
Of course, it’s not unusual for Trump to have failed to do his research.
March for Our Lives activist Alex Wind noticed an unflattering likeness to another famous fictional character.
Also, this isn’t even the first time Trump has done something like this.
In October 2018, journalists spotted a painting of himself with other famous presidents being hung in the White House.
Last time Trump shared the "Sanctions Are Coming" poster online, HBO was pretty unimpressed but said it wouldn’t take legal action against the president.
But who knows what they’ll do this time?
At least there’s nothing important going on right now, like a government shutdown…
HT: The Daily Dot