Donald Trump is set to reinstate all Iran sanctions lifted by Barack Obama, and he decided to share it with the world using a tweet inspired by Game of Thrones.
The US president published the foreboding message yesterday, which said ‘Sanctions are Coming, November 5.'
Not only did he swipe the font used to promote the series, he even spun the well-known catchphrase ‘Winter is Coming.’
The internet's outcry was deafening.
Yes, America’s president decided to conduct his very serious business, Game of Thrones style.
Writer George RR Martin, who created the books the TV series is based on – and is one of its principle writers – was unimpressed.
He responded to the US president with his own Tweet, which simply read:
Fear cuts deeper than swords. VOTE, Tuesday the 6th.
@realDonaldTrump #Vote https://t.co/IZe7KwQQvk— George RR Martin (@George RR Martin) 1541186172
Though he doesn’t explicitly say don’t vote Republican, his acrimony over Trump’s 2016 presidential victory made its way into a blog post he titled ‘President Pussygrabber.’
He had written:
There are really no words for how I feel this morning. America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this.
He wasn’t the only one to respond to Trump using Game of Thrones to push his agenda.
Maisie Williams, 21, who plays Arya Stark hit back at the US president’s tweet.
‘Not today,’ she wrote.
Not today. https://t.co/Jg51mGHPO1— Maisie Williams (@Maisie Williams) 1541179986
Stark actress Sophie Turner wasn’t on it either, and shared an article berating the US president for his tweet.
Even HBO got in on it, and issued a public statement reading:
We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.
How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?’
Oh the great and terrible shade of it.
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