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
Trump's Game of Thrones Tweet Irks HBO
This image taken from the Twitter account of President Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump, shows what looks like a movie-style poster that takes creative inspiration from the TV series “Game of Thrones."   (Donald J. Trump Twitter account via AP)

(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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