President Donald Trump has turned his “Game of Thrones”- inspired “Sanctions Are Coming” meme into a poster, featuring it during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump has a giant poster printed out of the “Sanctions are coming” meme sitting on the table while he talks to the press.Amazing.

— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 2, 2019

Inspired by GoT’s iconic “winter is coming” tagline, Trump first tweeted the meme last November after announcing the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

At the time, HBO said in a statement that it “would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”

How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?

— HBO (@HBO) November 2, 2018

It remains unclear why the poster was displayed so prominently at the Cabinet meeting, especially since Trump mentioned Iran only briefly. But many people were left wondering the president’s continuing push for the U.S.-Mexico border wall was inspired by the show’s Wall. (If so, clearly he’s not had a chance to watch the Season 7 finale yet.)

Trump has the "sanctions are coming" poster of himself in this Cabinet meeting. This pic from @kevincorke:

— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) January 2, 2019

No, we don't know why yet

— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) January 2, 2019

Not sure what's crazier: That Trump is using a stupid Game of Thrones reference to threaten sanctions, or that he's obviously had that poster since at LEAST October (photo via AP)

— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) January 2, 2019

Show Trump a picture of the great ice wall in Game of Thrones and tell him this is his completed border wall with Mexico. Satisfied, he will move on to his next idiotic fantasy.

— JumpinJackFlash (@bluescat47) January 2, 2019

— ???AustinGirl??? (@Nik0215) January 2, 2019

So Trump says "Walls work" in front of a Game of Thrones- inspired poster that represents himself. 2019 is already too long.

— Bruno Tertrais (@BrunoTertrais) January 2, 2019

HBO did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.


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