Game of Thrones makes appearance at Trump White House meeting
Game of Thrones makes appearance at Trump White House meeting
President Donald Trump Shows off 'Game of Thrones'-Inspired Poster During White House Cabinet Meeting
05 January, 2019, 05:11
When asked about the poster Thursday morning on Fox News, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, responded: "Ah, that's just the president saying 'sanctions are coming November 4.' I think the president speaking for 95 minutes shows his transparency".
"THE WALL IS COMING", Trump wrote in a post on Instagram that featured the font from the show's title and his picture with a border barrier at the bottom.
The poster, which had a picture of the president and "Sanctions are Coming" written on it in a font similar to the HBO show, was also tweeted by the president late past year.
Despite the ridicule, however, Trump made a decision to resurrect the meme on Wednesday, placing a poster-sized printout of the Thrones-inspired image on the table in front of him during his first cabinet meeting of the year.
Earlier that fall, the Trump administration announced that all Iran sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be reimposed-after the president pulled out of the deal in May.
Twitter users were quick to respond to Trump's new use of the poster, with some pointing out that HBO "is gonna love that". Obviously, Trump doesn't watch the show.
Other people had problems with Trump's "wall" meme that weren't related to "Game of Thrones". He has only ever used the Stark words as the source material, though he did once threaten North Korea with "fire and fury" shortly after HBO aired an episode in which one of the characters does just that, riding on a dragon.
While most Game of Thrones stars ignored Trump's image, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) retweeted an article that reported on HBO's response, and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) shared Trump's tweet along with the caption, "Not Today". Donald Trump, however, had earlier vowed to veto any bill that would not include the funding he requested, and the Republicans continue to control the US Senate.
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Thus, parts of the 2018 budget (including Customs and Border Protection funding) were set to expire on September 30, 2018. The White House has not provided any information on the meeting or the administration officials who will be present.
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