Many political commentators have compared recent U.S. politics to Game of Thrones, and now the cast and crew of the hit HBO series are sharing their opinions. And they are not fans of President Trump.
Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, revealed his thoughts on the U.S. president to Esquire:
“I believe in experts … Mr. Donald Trump — I wouldn’t call him ‘President,’ I’ll call him ‘Mister.’ I think this man at the head of your country is a con artist.”
George R. R. Martin, author of the book series on which the series is based, was a little less hesitant when sharing this thoughts on Trump:
“I think Joffrey is now the king in America, and he’s grown up just as petulant and irrational as he was when he was 13 in the books.”
Those sentiments mirror the reaction from one of the show's writers, who stayed anonymous while denouncing the president — and urging fans to stop the comparison to Game of Thrones:
“People keep writing that his election is ‘just like Game of Thrones.’ F— you. Even Joffrey spoke in articulate sentences. I prefer Westeros, where politics makes sense.”
This must be a change of pace for the Game of Thrones team, considering President Obama was a outspoken fan of the series; the crew even sent Obama advanced screenings of episodes. Let's assume President Trump won't be getting that professional courtesy when Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres July 16, 2017 on HBO!