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'Game of Thrones' stars react to Donald Trump's 'sanctions are coming'

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Stacy Diaz | 07 November, 2018, 07:15

After President Donald Trump tweeted a "Game of Thrones"-inspired meme on Friday in announcing the return of US sanctions against Iran, many gobsmacked mainstream media members could not contain their bias".

Trump's tweet also included the commander-in-chief with a determined look on his face, the same icy background as the show's posters and the words "Coming November 5".

Schaffer, the HBO spokesman, said that apart from Trump using the phrase, the company prefers that others don't use it to "promote their own agendas".

He was responding to questions on the news reports from South Korea and India that they are getting waivers from the USA on the punitive Iranian sanctions.

Stars of the show took to social media to criticize Trump's tweet.

To understand the size of the final season of "Game of Thrones", you first have to know the original plans orchestrated by show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss when they were pitching this to HBO several years ago.

Donald Trump's latest Twitter post isn't getting a favorite from the Game of Thrones crew.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, simply tweeted, "Ew". Williams, meanwhile, has used her public profile to speak out about issues of feminism, women's rights, and the double standards that often affect women in Hollywood.

However, even after the entire fiasco, The White House press remained unavailable for comments. Back in 2015, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, tweeted "Big News Is Coming" to announce his impending electoral campaign for the president's seat. "Every season, you read at the end of the last script "End of Season one, ' or "End of Season two, ' This read 'End of 'Game of Thrones".' And you realise, 'okay, it's really happening", the actor said. Trump had an ongoing feud with Maher during the time.

That's an obvious reference to the hit HBO show's iconic tagline, "Winter is coming". Trump said he played it for the North Korean leader.