Schumer jabs Trump: ‘Enough with the memes’

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGetting serious about infrastructure Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults MORE (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE for posting “Game of Thrones” memes to promote his policies.

“Enough with the memes,” the New York Democrat tweeted in response to Trump sharing an image in the HBO show’s style that said: “The Wall is Coming.”

“Just quit hurting innocent people and re-open the government,” he added.

The image Trump shared comes as the partial government shutdown, which started after an impasse over Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for a border wall with Mexico, enters its third week.

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The use of the meme was mocked on social media, with many pointing out that the wall in the hit show was destroyed in the latest season.

Trump has also used the “Game of Thrones”-style image to promote proposed sanctions against Iran. That poster made an appearance at a recent Cabinet meeting, but White House officials were unable to explain why it was there, and Trump did not address it in the meeting.

White House officials, Vice President Pence and congressional staffers met Saturday to address the shutdown. White House acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyActing DHS secretary threatened to quit after clashing with Miller: report On The Money: Treasury rejects Dem subpoena for Trump tax returns | Companies warn trade war about to hit consumers | Congress, White House to launch budget talks next week | Trump gets deal to lift steel tariffs on Mexico, Canada Trump knocks Mulvaney for casting doubt on chances of infrastructure deal MORE described the meeting as unproductive, and said that Trump is offering to take a concrete wall “off the table” to compromise with Democrats.