Donald Trump is many things: Twitter troll, failed businessman, draft-dodger, and, sadly, President of the United States.
He also loves sharing childish memes.
With the government shutdown that Trump himself is the cause of now in its second week and hundreds of thousands of federal workers still working without pay, you’d think the president would be busy every waking moment fixing the mess that he’s gotten us into. But, of course, you’d be wrong.
Donald always has time to tweet.
So on Saturday he tweeted an imposing, heavily designed image of his own looming face looking grimly over an image of a fence accompanied by the words “The Wall Is Coming” in the signature Game of Thrones font.
God our president is a dork.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2019
This is apparently a reference both to the wall in Game of Thrones, Trump’s wall, and to the GoT catchphrase/official words of House Stark: “Winter Is Coming.”
The thing is… Donald Trump has clearly never seen or read Game of Thrones.
If he had he’d know that the wall that features so prominently in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George R.R. Martin (and in Trump’s dumb meme) is, uh, not some heroic structure that solves everyones problems forever.
On the contrary, by the end of the most recent season of Game of Thrones the Big Beautiful Wall has been breached, an enormous hole melted in it by an undead dragon.
In the final scene of the season finale those illegal border-crossers Trump fears so much are streaming steadily into Westeros; giants, zombies and all.
(We’ll leave aside entirely the fact that Trump is essentially comparing Mexicans to zombies and white walkers in his doofy analogy.)
This isn’t even the first Game Of Thrones meme that Trump has posted. A few months ago he posted a very similar meme with the text “Sanctions Are Coming.”
Good lord this guy needs a new joke.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018
Not content to merely send the dumb wall meme, Trump who, to reiterate, is the President of the United States, has currently pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter feed where it will remain as a shining beacon to his own idiocy until he replaces it with something else.
After posting the nonsensical meme, needless to say, his fandom was questioned.
You know what happens to the wall in Game of Thrones, no?
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) January 6, 2019
Has no one told him what happens to the Wall in Game of Thrones? https://t.co/1meidxNdkz
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 6, 2019
The wall was broken by a blue flame! Doubt anyone’s told trump that! pic.twitter.com/Kv3tjySJij
— karen arnold (@karen3178) January 6, 2019
As was his seriousness.
President of the United States of Memes. https://t.co/GkRnyMu0fK
— Steve Mullis (@stevemullis) January 6, 2019
bruh shutting down the government for this https://t.co/y9BVovYrTM
— ˡᵛˡ ⁴⁵ STASIS POTUS (@thetomzone) January 6, 2019
Trump is out here watching Game of Thrones and bitching about a wall while people can’t even get their tax returns filed https://t.co/tEgywuXSAh
— RacismDog Owners (@Racismdogowners) January 6, 2019
The psycho in the White House actually posted this on twitter. It’s how he wants to present himself & looks like something you’d see in a Grade B movie about a futuristic autocracy. This guy deteriorates by the minute https://t.co/zJg0Pc4Kq5
— Ivan G.Goldman (@ivan_goldman) January 6, 2019
Stop smoking the crack cocaine, sir. It is unbecoming of your office. https://t.co/J9l9ZZyPi0
— Brosephine SO RELIEVED IT’S 2019 Wires (@JoParkerBear) January 6, 2019
Along with his claims that the wall is in fact “coming.”
No. It’s not. https://t.co/h6YU03My1g
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) January 6, 2019
Looks like steel slats, bro. Also Mexico isn’t paying for it. https://t.co/45iHtqogZU
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 6, 2019
In @GameOfThrones, authoritarian leaders like #TheMadKing and #KingJoffrey dealt with different Houses like #HouseStark, but never with a coequal like #HouseOfRepresentatives. So no, the vanity wall of @realDonaldTrump is not coming.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 6, 2019
His meme was creatively remixed.
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/oPQB3ZhvWF
— Charlene McCune (@charlenemccune) January 6, 2019
And we all went happily to sleep confident that nothing crazy or stupid would happen tomorrow and that we’d wake up to a rational, mature president who actually does his job.
We’ll see how that goes.
The only person at the White House that does any work is the graphic designer. https://t.co/8zCaJLniBp
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) January 6, 2019