Schumer jabs Trump: ‘Enough with the memes’

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated 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 MulvaneyWhite House rejects Dem request for documents on Trump-Putin communications Consumer bureau chief reverses efforts to sideline advisory panels Mulvaney poised to become permanent White House chief of staff: report MORE described the meeting as unproductive, and said that Trump is offering to take a concrete wall “off the table” to compromise with Democrats.