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Trump Continues To Exploit ‘Game of Thrones’ Style Memes As Tool Of His Public Policy

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On January 3rd, US President Donald Trump posted a “teaser” of the US border wall with Mexico on his Instagram account.

“The Wall is Coming,” another reference to the “Winter is Coming” tagline, used in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.

Users on Twitter and fans of the show, however, discovered one discrepancy with the statement. The 7th season of the show, which aired in 2017 ended with the Great Wall of Westeros being destroyed.

Other people called in factual mistakes, with the border “wall” not really being a wall, but a “fence.”

Others called for Donald Trump to actually watch the show and listen to one of its main characters – The King of the North Jon Snow:

The posting of the meme followed Trump printing out a poster of his previous GoT meme and going into a cabinet meeting on January 2nd with it, while he spoke in front of journalists.

The first meme read “Sanctions are coming” and was an attack on Iran, posted on November 2nd. On November 5th, the US reimposed sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports and the country’s energy sector.

The National Iranian American Council, which has condemned Trump’s plan to scuttle an Obama-era nuclear deal and reimpose all sanctions, sees the president as less of a Stark than a White Walker — “fear-mongering, war-mongering, and championing division at every opportunity.”

On November 3rd, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander in Iran’s elite Al Quds Force and veteran of at least one flame war with Trump, released his own knockoff “Game of Thrones” meme.

In a glaring example of what foreign diplomacy has become in 2018, Soleimani wrote on Instagram, as a comment to his meme,

“Come! We are waiting. I can stop you. Quds Force can stop you. You start this war, but we will finish it.”

The meme that appeared to get the most friction was one posted by a Twitter user by the name of @RinaldoZoontjes:

Threatening that former FBI director, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is coming for the POTUS.

On its part, HBO wasn’t happy with how its IP was used:

The network, in a statement to CNBC also said the following: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” However, network spokesman Jeff Cusson said that there would no further steps in terms of legal action.

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jade villaceran

Politics and diplomacy in USA become circus to be consume by sheeples. They are using this tactics because most of people are narrow headed, in results, they are a laughing stocks to the world and sane persons

Redadmiral

“I got burned once” by Firebombs in Dresden
“I got burned once” by Atombombs in Japan
“I got burned once” by Napam in Vietnam
“I got burned once” by Mk 77 in Afghanstan
“I got burned once” by white phosphorus Iraq
WE HAVE ALL BEEN BURNT ONCE TOO
OFTEN BY YANKI TERROR

Snowglobe

I see that Trump has done exactly what he set out to do. He is a master at controlling the narrative. Thousands of MSM media outlets all over the world cut him down day and night without mercy and all he does to defeat them is send out a meme. POOF! Like magic he has the entire world focused on him and his wall again.

Mission accomplished.

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