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06th Jan 2019

Trump’s new Game Of Thrones meme for his border wall gets it completely wrong

Rory Cashin

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Meanwhile, he also claimed that the current US government shutdown could “last years”.

It wasn’t all that long ago that HBO put President Trump on blast for using a Game Of Thrones meme in one of his political angles, and now it seems that he is doing it again… while completely missing the point.

First things first, the President is at the centre of his country’s third week running without a full government, as he and democratic leaders have failed to reach an agreement on the infamous border wall.

Trump is reported that have said that he is willing for the shutdown to last months, if not years, until he gets his way and the wall goes ahead, but The Guardian also reports that the President will declare a state of national emergency to get the wall built, followed up by stating “I can do it if I want.”

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Trump then tweeted the following meme, once again invoking some Game Of Thrones imagery:

The disagreement behind the shutdown is primarily because, after years of Trump claiming that Mexico would pay for the wall, the bill is actually to be footed by American taxes.

Trump argued this point on Twitter, stating that:

“The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election. The Democrats know they can’t win based on all of the achievements of “Trump,” so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security – and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics!

“MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL through the many billions of dollars a year that the U.S.A. is saving through the new Trade Deal, the USMCA, that will replace the horrendous NAFTA Trade Deal, which has so badly hurt our Country. Mexico & Canada will also thrive – good for all!”

However, folk on Twitter have all pointed out the same thing with Trump’s comparison with the wall from Game Of Thrones… the fact that (SPOILERS!) it doesn’t actually work: