Schumer jabs Trump: ‘Enough with the memes’

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJohnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid MORE (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at 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 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 MulvaneyDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid MORE described the meeting as unproductive, and said that Trump is offering to take a concrete wall “off the table” to compromise with Democrats.