Iran general responds to Trump's 'Game of Thrones' meme with one of his own

Iran general responds to Trump's 'Game of Thrones' meme with one of his own
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A major general in the Iranian army fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE’s “Game of Thrones” inspired meme with one of his own on Friday, vowing to stand against U.S. sanctions.

Ghasem Soleimany, a major general in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, posted an Instagram photo inspired by the book series-turned-HBO hit show “Game of Thrones.”

“I will stand against you,” the photo reads in the show’s signature text.


The photo appears to be a direct response to Trump’s own Westeros-inspired tweet. 

“Sanctions are coming November 5,” the president posted on Friday.

HBO said it would prefer Trump not “misappropriate” the hit show’s slogan 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.

The network took to Twitter and asked how to say “trademark misuse” in Dothraki, one of the show’s fictional languages.

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


The Obama-era deal, reached in 2015, lifted billions of dollars in sanctions off Iran in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.

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

Stars of “Game of Thrones” have been critical of the Trump administration in the past.

Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, warned during the 2016 presidential election that Trump could not be allowed to become a “political might” in the U.S. "He will continue the tirade of aggression,” she wrote in 2016.

Her fellow cast member Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jamie Lannister, blasted the president last September for leaving the Paris climate agreement.

"He is the president and he ran on that, he is just following through on his promise. That's fine — I think it was a mistake to pull out of the Paris agreement, I think it is a grave mistake," Coster-Waldau said. 

At least two of the show’s stars responded to Trump’s “Game of Thrones” tweet on Friday.