Trump Is In A Twitter Fight With HBO And The Stars Of 'Game of Thrones'

We’re less than one week away from the 2018 midterm elections and what is the president doing? Tweeting out memes and starting sh*t on Twitter, obviously. (Okay so he’s also stoking racial divisions in our country and needlessly sending 15k troops to the border to combat the “caravan” of 3k people who are 900 miles away but, I digress…) Earlier today, President Trump posted the following Game of Thrones meme with no context:

Hmm…okay? I’m legitimately shocked that Donald Trump even knows what Game of Thrones is (though I’m sure the amount of boobs would appeal to him) but okay. There’s also a chance that this is just something Trump saw on Twitter and he liked how he looked in it so he just shared without really understanding what it is. As a person who spends her entire life watching Trump’s every move, the latter explanation seems fairly likely.

Who are these sanctions coming for? Is he going to finally do something about Russia’s continued attempts to interfere in our elections? Lol. No. According to the White House’s official Twitter, which was forced to clarify the statement, it’s about Iran.

But you know who is not super into having one of their most trademarks being used by one of the country’s least popular president to threaten a major escalation of tensions with Iran? HBO. The intern who runs HBO’s Twitter account clapped back and Trump’s use of one of Throne’s most iconic phrases with a tweet of their own:

Representatives from HBO also responded to Trump’s tweet saying, “We would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Please nobody tell them about all the “November Is Coming” signs at literally every rally since Trump was elected. Though I have a feeling they won’t be as pissed about those.

Game of Thrones stars also let Trump know how they feel about his use of their show to threaten other countries. So far both Stark sisters have come out against the family motto being used in such a way:

I guess this is their way of saying “you know nothing, Donald Trump.”

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Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.