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Trump turns to 'Game of Thrones' to push for border wall

05 January 2019

The original poster, which he tweeted out before the midterms and brought with him to a Cabinet meeting Thursday, read "Sanctions are coming", a play on the hit show's promo "Winter is Coming" that referred to sanctions against Iran.

Earlier this afternoon, images started emerging of the president sitting at an Oval Office meeting with the poster in front of him on the table.

President Donald Trump showed off his Game of Thrones-themed poster about sanctions against Iran during a White House cabinet meeting today.

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Firstly, there is an argument that the wall in Game of Thrones serves a objective.

It is unclear whether Trump is a fan of the show. "We built those walls, those physical barriers, and illegal immigration dropped exponentially", he said.

The image was shared shortly after Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, where he made another pitch for Congress to provide funding for the wall.

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However, a number of social media users rushed to remind Trump that in the last season of the series, the wall that had protected the human kingdoms of Westeros from the dangers of the frozen north was destroyed by an ice-breathing dragon. Because if you're trying to convince people that walls do in fact work, you probably shouldn't throw to a show in which a wall very famously doesn't.

It shows an image of the president overlaid with the familiar Thrones-style font and the words, "SANCTIONS ARE COMING" along with the date November 5.

Like the Night's Watch struggling to find distinguished soldiers to man the wall, the US agency tasked with border security is struggling to attract qualified applicants. Should one be built to deter immigration or protect the US from some kind of hypothetical invasion, it is likely to crumble as easily as the Night's Watch due to poor management, internal politics and the absence of a clear goal.

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Trump turns to 'Game of Thrones' to push for border wall