The HBO. It shows an image of the president overlaid with the familiar Thrones-style font and the words, "SANCTIONS ARE COMING" along with the date Nov. 5., when the president tweeted it out, eliciting protests from
Why is the poster back? The poster's mention of "sanctions" was thought by many to refer to Iran when it originally surfaced, and The Washington Post noted on Wednesday that the president did mention Iran during the meeting, saying sanctions had worked and "Iran is in trouble."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why the poster was there.
A representative for HBO said the network had no new comment about the poster's reappearance. But back in November, the network issued an official statement saying, "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes."
The network's official Twitter account was a bit snarkier, referring to one of the show's fictional languages and asking, "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?"
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