Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden MORE (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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.
Enough with the memes. Just quit hurting innocent people and re-open the government. https://t.co/7cW20gFriH— Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerBiden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden MORE (@SenSchumer) January 5, 2019
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.
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 MulvaneyMick MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' MORE described the meeting as unproductive, and said that Trump is offering to take a concrete wall “off the table” to compromise with Democrats.