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HBO Slams Donald Trump for Using 'Game of Thrones' in Sanctions Meme

Posted November 2, 2018 under TV


Yo, Trump …

Lay Off Our ‘Game of Thrones’ Line!!!

11/2/2018 10:28 AM PDT

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Donald Trump used “Game of Thrones” to warn he was about to impose sanctions on Iran — and while his supporters might’ve been amused … HBO definitely is not. 

A rep for the cable network tells TMZ … “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”

In case you missed it, President Trump tweeted out a meme of himself with a ‘GoT’-esque background and font that read … “Sanctions are Coming.”

It’s an obvious nod to the hit series’ oft-repeated line, “Winter is Coming” … and it looks like he was trying to portray himself as Jon Snow (or maybe the Mad King?).

Either way, it’s clear HBO is not down for the shout-out … or the use of its font and background. Unclear if they plan on taking any further steps — like a cease and desist letter or a lawsuit — to keep Trump out of Westeros … but this definitely sounds like a warning shot.

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