HBO Fires Again at Trump’s ‘Sport of Thrones’-Impressed ‘No Collusion’ Tweet


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HBO is firing again at President Donald Trump after he despatched one other “Sport of Thrones”-inspired tweet in response to the discharge of a redacted model of particular counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation.

“Although we are able to perceive the passion for ‘Sport of Thrones’ now that the ultimate season has arrived, we nonetheless favor our mental property not be used for political functions,” an HBO spokesman stated in an announcement.

Trump tweeted a “Sport of Thrones”-influenced picture on Thursday morning utilizing the present’s signature font (Trajan Professional, to be precise) that included the tagline, “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the novel left Democrats — Sport Over.” This got here as lawyer basic William Barr delivered a press convention stressing that Mueller didn’t discover proof of unlawful collusion.

The cabler responded in comparable style in November when Trump tweeted a photograph that performed on a “Sport of Thrones” catchphrase utilizing the identical serif typeface.

“We weren’t conscious of this messaging and would like our trademark not be misappropriated for political functions,” HBO stated in an announcement final 12 months when Trump tweeted “Sanctions Are Coming” — a play on “Winter Is Coming” from “Sport of Thrones.”

“We didn’t need to decide a battle with the president,” HBO’s exec VP and head of selling Chris Spadaccini stated throughout Selection’s Leisure Advertising Summit in March. “I gave my social crew quite a bit credit score as a result of they’d a really snarky little subtweet that stated, ‘How do you say trademark infringement in Dothraki?’ And that acquired loads of press protection.”

Prior to now, musicians corresponding to Neil Younger, Elton John, R.E.M. and the Rolling Stones have expressed disdain for Trump’s use of their music throughout his marketing campaign path and rallies.

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