President Donald Trump showed off his Game of Thrones-themed poster about sanctions against Iran during a White House cabinet meeting today.
It shows an image of the president overlaid with the familiar Thrones-style font and the words, "SANCTIONS ARE COMING" along with the date November 5.
The meme mimicked the popular TV show "Game of Thrones", which features the tagline "Winter is coming".
During Trump's first cabinet meeting of 2019, the president downplayed the recent stock market turbulence as a "glitch" and gave Kanye West, one of his prominent celebrity supporters, a shout-out.
Earlier that fall, the Trump administration announced that all Iran sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be reimposed-after the president pulled out of the deal in May.
The Instagram post appears to have solved that particular mystery, suggesting the president had brought the poster because he wanted a wall meme designed along the same lines.
Political reporters who decompress from covering power by watching shows about power noted that the wall is rendered useless in the season finale of season seven, due to a blue-fire-breathing ice dragon blasting it to smithereens, thus disproving the entire thesis of Trump's vanity project-that only a wall can save us from marauding hordes of violent criminals.
Firstly, there is an argument that the wall in Game of Thrones serves a goal. It was first debuted on Trump's Twitter account on November 2, as the Trump administration prepared to announce new sanctions from the "Westeros Wing" on Iran, completing the removal of the US from the 2015 nuclear deal. Congressional Republicans have been reluctant to support him on it, however, until last month when the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that included $5.6 billion for the project.
"Without a very strong form of barrier - call it what you will - but without a wall, you can't have border security".
He then left, without taking any questions from the press.