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Offbeat'Sanctions are Coming:' Trump warns Iran in tweet with a nod to 'Game of Thrones'

19:56  02 november  2018
19:56  02 november  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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US President Donald Trump ’s decision to use a Game of Thrones themed picture to threaten Iran with sanctions has set off social media like a band of wildlings attacking a On Friday Trump tweeted an image of himself purposefully striding forward along with the words " Sanctions are coming .

" Sanctions are coming ," blared a tweet from the president's account on Friday, using a similar font as the HBO The tweet featured an extra-large photo of Trump , looking somber and dramatic. Another " Game of Thrones "-styled photo of special counsel Robert Mueller clapped back with the caption

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WASHINGTON — The White House used the wildly popular "Game of Thrones" series Friday to tout its new Iran sanctions – with President Donald Trump as the star and Twitter as the medium, of course.

"Sanctions are coming," blared a tweet from the president's account on Friday, using a similar font as the HBO show and tweaking its ominous "Winter is Coming" mantra. The tweet featured an extra-large photo of Trump, looking somber and dramatic.

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of sanctions on Iran , President Trump sought to drive the point home in a highly unconventional fashion: by tweeting out what looked like a phrasing were borrowed from the HBO medieval fantasy series, “ Game of Thrones ,” in which the motto “Winter is coming ” signals the need for vigilance.

On Friday afternoon Trump tweeted an image of himself with the words " SANCTIONS ARE COMING " sprawled across him in the same font as the HBO show uses. Within seconds of his tweet the Twitter-verse unleashed reaction hell on the president. Some made as many Game of Thrones references

The missive was aimed at drawing attention to the Trump administration's plans to snap back more than 700 sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities – including its national oil company – aimed at strangling Iran's economy and forcing the regime into new negotiations over its ballistic missile program and its support for terrorist groups.

But the president's tweet drew some ridicule on social media, including a gif of a "Game of Thrones" star with the caption: "You know nothing, Donald Trump" and a "Game of Thrones"-styled photo of special counsel Robert Mueller with the caption "Mueller is coming."

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