Conway: 'I don't know' why 'Game of Thrones' poster was in Cabinet meeting

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Florida first lady to miss Women for Trump event due to planned execution Trump adopts familiar mantra on possible recession: fake news MORE on Thursday could not explain why President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE prominently displayed a poster inspired by the HBO series “Game of Thrones” during a Cabinet meeting the day before.

“I don’t know,” Conway replied when asked by reporters why the unusual poster was placed on a table in front of the president during the meeting.


The White House aide mentioned that the image, which first appeared on Trump’s Twitter feed in November, is related to Iran sanctions. But the president did not bring up that topic during the Cabinet meeting, nor did he address the poster.

“The president has had sanctions. He’s issued sanctions on any number of countries and individuals,” she said.

Conway said she did not know if Trump watches “Game of Thrones.”

“Oh, I’m not aware of that. I’ve never seen it in my life, sorry. I don’t watch a lot of TV,” she said.

The poster features a photo of Trump behind the phrase “Sanctions Are Coming,” a riff on the show’s ominous slogan “Winter is coming.”