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HBO says Trump misappropriating ‘Game of Thrones’ for ‘political purposes’

HBO said Friday that they would prefer for President Trump not to “misappropriate” the slogan for its hit show “Game of Thrones” to promote his administration’s agenda. 

“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” an HBO spokeswoman told The Hill.

{mosads}The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

The network’s response came after the president tweeted a meme inspired by the book series-turned-HBO hit show “Game of Thrones” to promote his upcoming sanctions. 

“Sanctions are coming November 5,” the meme reads in the series’s font.

HBO and at least two of the series’s stars also responded to the president on Twitter:

The Trump administration announced plans on Friday to reimpose the last set of sanctions lifted under the Iran nuclear deal early next week.

The international agreement reached during the Obama administration in 2015 lifted billions of dollars in sanctions off Iran in exchange for cutting back its nuclear program. 

Trump announced in May that he was withdrawing the United States from the deal. 

—Updated at 2:35 p.m.

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