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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Loves 'Game of Thrones' Wall Because Only White Walkers Get Through

Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump’s latest attempts to curry favor with a Game of Thrones-inspired social media post on The Late Show Monday night.

On Saturday, the president shared an image of his face with the words, “The wall is coming,” stylized in the manner of the hit HBO show.

“Winter is coming” is the motto of the Stark family—key players in the ongoing struggle for the Game of Thrones world's Iron Throne. It is usually used to refer to the harsh, dark winters that can take hold of the isles of Westeros for years.

"The Wall" in the series is an enormous, icy fortification that helps protect the Seven Kingdoms from its enemies to the north: humans free from the rule of the Iron Throne, often called “wildlings,” and others. The most deadly foe beyond the wall are the ancient white walkers—the Night King and his army of frozen, undead warriors. The phrase “Winter is coming” can also be taken as a warning against the oncoming march of the exanimate army.

"I can understand why Trump loves that Game of Thrones wall," Colbert joked Monday night, "because the only walkers who got through were white." Taking aim at the president’s post itself, he added: “Forget the wall, just put that on the border. People will run.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has used images inspired by the hit series to try and get his message across.

He previously shared a picture of himself on Twitter, emblazoned with the words “Sanctions are coming,” and “November 5,” referring to the date sanctions on Iran were to be reimposed, having previously been lifted as part of 2015's nuclear deal.

Trump was apparently so pleased with the image, he took it to a cabinet meeting on January 2.

HBO weren’t so happy with his use of Game of Thrones-like branding. The network issued a statement back in November saying: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”

The network also reacted on Twitter, commenting on Trump’s tweet: “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?”

Some Game of Thrones actors also bashed the president’s use of the show’s styling. "Not today,” wrote Maisie Williams, who plays youngest Stark daughter, Arya. “Ew,” commented Sophie Turner, who plays Arya’s older sister, Sansa.

Donald Trump, Border Wall, Game of Thrones, Twitter, Shutdown, Stephen Colbert U.S. President Donald Trump (C) leads a meeting of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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