More like the cease and desist order is coming.
HBO on Friday distanced itself from a Game of Thrones-themed tweet issued earlier in the day by President Trump, telling TVLine in a statement: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
Trump’s GoT-esque “ad” — which appropriated the prestige drama’s “Winter is Coming” tagline, superimposed over a stern-looking image of himself — was seemingly intended as a warning shot to Iran. Early Friday, Trump administration officials announced the imminent reimposition of sanctions on the country.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018
Game of Thrones cast member Maisie Williams was similarly having none of Trump’s tomfoolery, tweeting a brusque, “Not today.”