HBO, ‘Game of Thrones’ stars react to Trump’s ‘Sanctions are Coming’ tweet

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Trump posted it to indicate that his administration will be reinstating all United States sanctions on Iran which were removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The words are styled in a font clearly drawn from Game of Thrones branding, which makes it obvious that the phrasing comes from "Winter Is Coming", the words of House Stark and one of the show's most memorable refrains.

After that, HBO was announced that the channel was not aware of the use of quotes, and would not want to trademarks used for political purposes.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show, was also quick to comment, tweeting "Not today".

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On Friday, Donald Trump posted a mock "Game of Thrones" graphic on Twitter, suggesting that new sanctions against Iran are forthcoming.

This Friday, in a tweet that featured a cinematic poster with a steely depiction of the president. But they don't use the phrase in quite the same manner as Trump did. In early October, Turner spoke out the importance of mental health awareness, tweeting a message of support for her followers who were battling suicidal thoughts, and encouraging them to reach out for help.

The premium cable network also issued a more humorous response on Twitter, asking followers: "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?". "This read 'End of Game of Thrones'". 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.

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After the US' withdrawal from the deal, Trump signed fresh sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Tehran on its controversial nuclear weapons programme.

"Trump! You must not threaten our nation and must not insult our president..."

"Game of Thrones" season 8 will air, the prequel is not expected to arrive until 2020.

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So maybe, just maybe, "Game of Thrones" might get a worthy successor, after all. Trump has said that he will reinstate them on Monday, hours before the midterm elections.