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The Art of The Meme: HBO does’t like President Trump using Game of Thrones references

It's not the first time President Trump has been warned against skirting the line on the use of intellectual property.
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Meme Lord of The United States, Donald Trump, has decided to seize the moment by posting memes on his Twitter account using a font style from HBO’s most popular series, Game of Thrones. The meme, which was designed to pass a political message on the investigation into the Trump Campaign and Russia over the 2016 election, has not been taken lightly by HBO.

HBO issued a statement asking the President to stop using their intellectual property for gaining political mileage. The Twitter meme seems very timely considering it was liked by a staggering 243,000 netizens at the time of writing.

President Trump’s use of the Game of Thrones font in his meme is a clear indicator that he too, or at least his staff, is updated on the latest events. The meme can be attributed as his way of wanting to seize a favorite moment in a manner that will be instantly recognizable. Considering the Game of Thrones storyline which revolves a story about wishing to acquire the Iron Throne while eliminating all the political opponents, Trump passes a clear message to his enemies.

HBO recognizes the excitement for the last season of Game of Thrones but doesn’t in any way approve the use of its intellectual property for political purposes.

In a statement, HBO said:

“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 spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Time will tell whether the President will heed, considering it is now the second time he has made use of HBO’s most popular series Game of Thrones to push his political agenda. This is even though the media house has requested him not to use it again in his memes.

The President recently had another campaign video taken down by Twitter, over a copyright claim from Warner Bros.

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