As Twitchy told you earlier, President Trump tweeted one photo to put Iran on notice:
Ahead of sanctions, here's how Donald Trump is putting 'Iran on notice' [pic] https://t.co/bl8T0KGCL2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 2, 2018
Here it is:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018
As it turns out, HBO wasn’t amused:
HBO responds to Trump's "Game of Thrones" tweet: We "would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes." https://t.co/XouiRdBV2L
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 2, 2018
Here's the statement HBO sent BuzzFeed News regarding President Trump's Game of Thrones-related tweet/meme:
“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) November 2, 2018
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 2, 2018
Would HBO have had a similar reaction if Obama or anyone else on the Left had done that?
I bet they wouldn't care if Beto appropriated it. https://t.co/G3cBiytiVT
— ℂ𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕖, 𝕠𝕟 𝕒 𝔻𝕠𝕕𝕘𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕣𝕥 (@pipandbaby) November 2, 2018
Speaking of HBO wanting to keep modern politics out of their Game of Thrones brand…
Says the network and show that authorized the use of a decapitated President George W. Bush head during an episode. https://t.co/LNj6e78JNg
— ChuckGregory (@TheChuckGregory) November 2, 2018
They had Bush's head on a spike in one of the early episodes. This "political purposes" thing rings hollow.
— Washington "Dr. J" Irving (@ThurstonDana) November 2, 2018
That was followed by an apology from HBO.