Game of Thrones isn’t back until Spring 2019, but it appears that President Donald Trump wants to ruin the show for all its liberal fans, by using a show-themed meme to announce sanctions.
One might think a vaguely threatening “sanctions” post, which could apply to a number of countries, wouldn’t be the most professional way to enact laws that could cripple a country’s economy and endanger the lives of its citizens. But that appears to be the strategy, as the White House’s official Twitter account was equally cryptic in its quote tweet of the president.
The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda! https://t.co/0yuYgpvq5i— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) November 2, 2018
It was only in an earlier tweet where the administration named the country it was tweeting about.
President @realDonaldTrump is reimposing all sanctions lifted under the unacceptable Iran deal. The U.S. is reimposing the toughest sanctions ever on Iran, targeting many of the corrupt regime’s critical sectors.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 2, 2018
It’s Iran. Maybe that’s something the president should have mentioned in his meme? Twitter sure seems to think so.
Lol against who/what https://t.co/FQs494IWLm— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) November 2, 2018
Yet another tweet I had to double check that it wasn't from a parody account https://t.co/YtJryZOgpv— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) November 2, 2018
And while the president is free to light the internet on fire whenever he wants, the analogy he’s using to do it is a tad off. Is Trump siding with evil here?
In this analogy the president of the united states equates himself with an army of decomposed ice zombies https://t.co/TLur1iYVWw— Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) November 2, 2018
As nonsensical and dumb as everything is these days, this somehow managed to reach a new level.
i'm starting to question whether we are a grown-up, adult country https://t.co/vsnJjev3d2— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 2, 2018
two words that don't get used enough to describe this administration are "unprofessional" and "weird" https://t.co/dLBWYoDKba— Jack Holmes (@jackholmes0) November 2, 2018
There were also a lot of Game of Thrones references made in response to the tweet. Did you know a petulant, impulsive person is a lot like that guy Joffery? Everyone was inclined to point that out.
He realizes he’s Joffrey right? https://t.co/LPrhEQtNqe— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) November 2, 2018
Joffrey grew up. https://t.co/hpL8fjze0j— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 2, 2018
Hopefully, Iran has been notified in a more formal manner.