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HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Are Not Happy With Trump's Meme

06 November 2018, 08:31 | Myron Mathis

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Appearing to take inspiration from the HBO series' golden letters, ominous grey sky and signature tagline ("Winter is coming"), Trump took to Twitter to say "Sanctions Are Coming", referencing an earlier announcement by the Trump Administration that it would reimpose all USA sanctions on Iran that had been lifted through the 2015 nuclear deal from when Barack Obama was President.

Fortunately, thanks to EW's GoT cover story, we at least have some sort of idea as to how season 8 will start.

"This read 'End of Game Of Thrones, ' and you realise, okay, it's really happening".

HBO continues to round out its cast for the Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

"It'd be amusing if it wasn't so scary and pathetic", she added. Shortly after the meme was posted, stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner - who played Arya and Sansa Stark, respectively - posted their own replies on Twitter.

However, even after the entire fiasco, The White House press remained unavailable for comments.


Politicians have referenced the trademark phrase before. And HBO made that clear in a tweet. Marco Rubio did use it when he announced that he was running for president in 2015. According to HBO president of programming Casey Bloys, the Thrones prequel may feel different, but it's still very much Game of Thrones.

President Trump on Friday riffed on "Game of Thrones" in a tweet apparently aimed at Iran. This happened seven years ago when Trump encouraged people to cancel their HBO accounts since HBO aired Bill Maher's show. Trump had a feud with Maher at the time.

Iran too did not ignore the tweet.

"Winter is coming" refers to the impending darkness that is set to consume the fictional land of Westeros on the long-running show.

Speaking in a public address a day after the Trump administration chose to re-impose all United States sanctions against Iran lifted under the 2015 agreement, the Leader said, "For 40 years, the challenge between America and Iran has continued and a variety of movements have taken place from the enemy's side - from the military and economic warfare to the media war launched by America".



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