Schumer jabs Trump: ‘Enough with the memes’

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Trump blasts Pelosi for wanting to leave country during shutdown The Senate should host the State of the Union MORE (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ 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 MulvaneyOn The Money: Trump teases 'major announcement' Saturday on shutdown | Fight with Dems intensifies | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking trip to Afghanistan | Mnuchin refuses to testify on shutdown impacts The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE described the meeting as unproductive, and said that Trump is offering to take a concrete wall “off the table” to compromise with Democrats.