So somehow Donald Trump thinks a report that uncovered more moral rot than a late-night Caligula cotillion totally exonerates him.
Then again, he says and does pretty much anything, more or less randomly, that bounces around for more than three seconds in his Wiffle Ball of a brain. Like, you know, that we have invisible jets. And health insurance costs $12 a year. And people need a government ID to buy Funyuns.
And so today, he tweeted this:
And HBO didn’t like it.
HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that it doesn’t want Trump using the show, which clocked a record-high 17.4 million viewers during its season premiere, to suit his political agenda.
“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO spokesman said in a statement to CNBC.
Trump has aped the style and slogans of “Game of Thrones” before. He has shared at least two other photos in the past six months that borrow from the slogans and font style of the television series.
Now, I’m a total nerd who also loves nudity (a nudity nerd, if you will), but I’ve somehow never seen a minute of Game of Thrones. Maybe because my cheapness supersedes both my dorkwaddishness and my concupiscence. (I don’t subscribe to HBO, and I don’t really want to buy the individual episodes.) But I can guess Trump’s commandeering of the show’s imagery upsets lots of diehard GOT fans. So I can see why HBO wants to step in.
Also, Donald Trump totally sucks, so there’s that. I mean, a more unsavory association there could never be. I do want to see the show eventually, after all. And this kind of crap surely doesn’t help.
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