Trump turns to Game of Thrones to push for border wall

05 January, 2019, 05:09 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • HBO Wished Us A Happy 2019 With A Reminder ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Coming

When asked about the poster Thursday morning on Fox News, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, responded: "Ah, that's just the president saying 'sanctions are coming November 4.' I think the president speaking for 95 minutes shows his transparency".

The photo, showing a barrier of sharpened steel spikes bisecting a desert under the president's frowning visage, declares "The Wall is Coming" in the same typeface used by the popular HBO fantasy show.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why the poster was there.

The U.S. government remains shut down over the issue of funding for a wall along the southern border. "The people of our country want it. I've never had this much support".

Despite the ridicule, however, Trump chose to resurrect the meme on Wednesday, placing a poster-sized printout of the Thrones-inspired image on the table in front of him during his first cabinet meeting of the year.


President Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday in Washington.

When asked about the comparison between "Sanctions are Coming" and "Winter is Coming", Conway said she wasn't sure if the president had seen the show and thus understood the grim undertones of the phrase they were playing off in the poster.

Trump was brutally roasted by the Game of Thrones cast back in November after he tweeted a picture of himself along with the words "Sanctions Are Coming" to announce he was imposing sanctions on Iran.

Trump said Wednesday that the shutdown will last "as long as it takes" to fund the wall.

The Instagram post appears to have solved that particular mystery, suggesting the president had brought the poster because he wanted a wall meme designed along the same lines. "I don't watch a lot of TV", she said. "When we do all of the things that we've done monetarily to Iran, Iran is in trouble".

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