Early Friday, the president used the font from the HBO show to tweet about sanctions, writing “sanctions are coming,” a play on the “winter is coming” slogan for the show. The sanctions are supposed to be imposed on Iran.
Not today. https://t.co/Jg51mGHPO1— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 2, 2018
George RR Martin also responded.
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO also wasn’t thrilled with Trump deciding to use the show to further his agenda.
“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” the channel told the news outlet.
On Twitter, HBO decided to take a cheekier response.
“How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” they wrote.
How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?— HBO (@HBO) November 2, 2018