‘Game Over’: Trump again taps ‘GoT’, this time in Russia saga

Washington: President Trump has used “Game of Thrones” imagery to push for his wall on the US-Mexico border and to hint at fresh sanctions on Iran. Now, he has once again gone to the iconography of the widely acclaimed HBO fantasy series to declare himself the victor in his pitched battle with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. On Thursday, even before the release of Mueller’s long-awaited report detailing his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Trump was ready.

“GAME OVER,” he declared in an unmistakably “Game of Thro­nes”-esque tweet. “Trump was pictured from behind, wearing his trademark black overcoat, against a backdrop of mist or fog. “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUC­TI­ON. For the haters and the radical left Democrats,” it said. Meanwh­i­le, while the “Game of Thrones” frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, HBO urged Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes.

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