Trump's Game of Thrones Tweet Irks HBO

"How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?"
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2018 3:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – "We ... would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes." That's HBO's take on a Game of Thrones-like image of President Trump with the caption "Sanctions Are Coming November 5" that the president tweeted Friday, CNBC reports. The message—which imitates’ the show’s popular “Winter Is Coming” catchphrase and font—apparently references Trump’s re-imposing of sanctions on Iran. In its own tweet, HBO says, “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” referring to a fictional language from Game of Thrones. In reaction to Trump’s tweet, Sophie Turner, who portrays Sansa on the show, tweeted, “Ew.” ( Steven Tyler sent the president a cease-and-desist letter.)

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