Donald Trump's Game of Thrones Tweet: Twitter Reacts

Donald Trump's Game of Thrones Tweet: Twitter Reacts

Friday's news also marks the second round of sanctions the US has reimposed since Trump announced in May that the USA would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which had been a frequent target of critique from Trump before and during his presidency.

Trump's message is a riff on "Winter is coming", a phrase repeated throughout the series.

Then, the network hinted at possible legal action, tweeting, "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?" in a reference to one of two fictional languages used in the hit series.

As perhaps the one piece of contemporary popular culture that appeals equally to red and blue America, Game of Thrones has always been a political Rorschach test. "Let's rid ourselves of the taboo of depression and start working towards ways to recognise and to manage mental illness".

But it didn't turn out all bad. The Trump administration has already issued one round of sanctions against Iranian core industries; the next round is expected to target the country's energy sector, including oil and gas exports.

Meanwhile, the US continues to put pressure on European countries to abandon their support for Iran.

Others on Twitter took the President to task as well.

They said sanctions will remain until Iran meets demands that include ending support for terrorism, ending military engagement in Syria and completely halting its nuclear and ballistic missile development. They were hoping for Iran to be disconnected from the main global financial messaging network known as SWIFT.

Iran's foreign ministry has accused Washington of seeking to wage an extensive "psychological war" against Tehran by imposing a new round of sanctions, insisting that such U.S. measures are not worthy of much concern.

"Our ultimate aim is to compel Iran to permanently abandon its well-documented outlaw activities and behave as a normal country", Mr Pompeo told reporters in a conference call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

"I could not be more excited", said Martin in the blog. Trump announced in May that he was withdrawing the United States from the global agreement. It said: Keep us out of it.