Donald Trump celebrated what he believes to be full exoneration in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s interference in the 2016 United States election. Following the release of the report to the public on Thursday, April 18, Trump took to social media to share his joy.
Trump did so in a Game of Thrones-inspired tweet that read “No collusion. No Obstruction. For the haters and the radical left democrats… GAME OVER.”
“GAME OVER” was written in a very distinct Game of Thrones font.
As you might expect, HBO took notice of Donald Trump’s use of their “intellectual party” and shared their thoughts on his tweet.
“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO representative said in a brief statement to USA Today.
Trump recently had a 2020 campaign ad get pulled from social media following a legal complaint from Warner Bros because the video contained unauthorized music from The Dark Night Rises. The video featured some of Trump’s perceived “enemies” like Rosie O’Donnell, Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Hillary Clinton, John Dickerson, and Bill Clinton.”The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized,” Warner Bros. said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”The video also attempted to tout some of Trump’s big accomplishments throughout his current stint as POTUS like his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the end of special counsel Robert Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Throughout his investigations, Mueller secured the conviction of one Trump associate, while also obtaining guilty pleas from many others. The Mueller investigation also led to the indictment of many Russian nationals who reportedly interfered with the U.S. election.
Information that was redacted was done so to “protect grand jury material, intelligence sources and methods and ongoing investigations,” according to Attorney General William Barr.
The report is 448 pages.