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George RR Martin compares Trump to King Joffrey


The author behind “Game of Thrones” says President Trump reminds him of one of the more wicked rulers of Westeros.

“I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” George R.R. Martin says in an interview with Esquire published Wednesday.

Joffrey — played by Jack Gleeson in the HBO version of Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels — is a wicked, rage-filled teenage royal who gets only a short stint on the fable Iron Throne. Spoiler alert: The pint-sized king is poisoned to death at his own wedding.

“And he’s grown up just as petulant and irrational as he was when he was thirteen in the books,” Martin said.


It’s not the first time Trump has been likened to the “Game of Thrones’” supreme brat.

“What would it be like if King Joffrey had lived?” Jimmy Fallon asked the audience when he hosted the Golden Globes in early January, shortly before Trump’s presidential inauguration.

“Well, in 12 days we’re going to find out,” Fallon quipped.

Kit Harington, who stars as “Throne’s” Jon Snow, tells Esquire that he refuses to refer to Trump as commander in chief. “Mr. Donald Trump — I wouldn’t call him president, I’ll call him Mister,” Harington says.

“I think this man at the head of your country is a con artist,” the British-born Harington added.

But the actor who plays the bastard of Winterfell says he doesn’t want to offer too much of his take on American politics.

“I believe in experts,” the 30-year-old performer said.

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