Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hbo Response to 'Game of Thrones' Reference by President Trump Is Mixture of Fire and Ice

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hbo Response to 'Game of Thrones' Reference by President Trump Is Mixture of Fire and Ice

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HBO sent some ice and fire President Donald Trump's way after he tweeted an image of himself that appropriated the font style and catchphrase from "Game of Thrones."

On Friday, Mr. Trump posted to his social media account a photo of himself with the words: "Sanctions are coming," a play on the well-known "Game of Thrones" saying, "Winter is coming."

HBO was quick to respond, saying in a statement to CNN: "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes."

The premium cable network also issued a more humorous response on Twitter, asking followers: "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?"

Author George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" series is the basis for the epic show, also responded on Twitter with an image of his own.

"Fear cuts deeper than swords," the tweet read. …

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