Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trump touts Iran sanctions with 'Game of Thrones'-style image

Trump touts Iran sanctions with 'Game of Thrones'-style image

Today, the United States president took to his unhinged Twitter account to post an image (which you can go find for yourself) warning people that "sanctions are coming", and the image made use of Game of Thrones-esque imagery and fonts.

The photo was widely viewed as a direct response to the USA president's own Westeros-inspired tweet that read, "Sanctions are coming November 5".

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Unsurprisingly the internet jumped on the cinematic warning like a army of wights ripping apart human flesh.

Game of Thrones season eight will start with a dramatic episode featuring Jon Snow's return to Winterfell, alongside Daenerys Targaryen.

In April, many publications wrote about a battle for the upcoming eighth and final season of the HBO show that took 55 nights to film.

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"But it is fantastic to have this feeling that it doesn't matter what the score is - it is not over". We've had an inconsistent start to the season and every point is huge for us.


"We didn't know about this message and would prefer that our trademark was not rated for political purposes", - said in comments.

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Trump tweeted a picture of himself in front of an icy-effect grey background, with "sanctions are coming" in Game OF Thrones style font. The lettering on "Winter Is Coming" also borrowed from the fantasy series.

His tweet caught that attention of the Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, who play sisters Sansa and Arya Stark, respectively on the show.

On Twitter, it answered the president aptly with a comeback Tweet "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?".

"She and her team are busy in London right now, neck deep in casting, and I expect some more names will be announced soon", Martin added. On Saturday, Turkey's Tasnim News Agency tweeted what it said was a response on Instagram from Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the elite Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

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