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‘Games of Thrones’ stars respond to Trump’s ‘sanctions are coming’ meme
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HBO also responded.
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.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 2, 2018
Not today. https://t.co/Jg51mGHPO1
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 2, 2018
George RR Martin also responded.
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) November 2, 2018
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
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).