Winter is Trumping.
Being a big fan of Game of Thrones, I am really looking forward to the season 6 premier of the hit HBO series.
Saturday night, I couldn’t help but compare the end of Governor Jeb Bush’s campaign to the unexpected loss of key characters that regularly occurs during episodes of the show.
Apparently, I am not the only fan following Election 2016 closely. It seems some clever video creator merged current primary leader Donald Trump’s statements into carefully selected scenes.
The result is pure comedy gold. We get a review in Trumps’s own words about the importance of building the wall, protecting citizens from Muslim terrorists, the art of the deal, the usefulness of waterboarding, and the recent exchange with Pope Francis.
Viewers had a few thoughts regarding which character best fit Trump’s personality. My favorite was an analogy to Stannis Baratheon, Lord of Dragonstone.
Trump is Stannis. He is relentless, was initially considered an underdog, and will stop at nothing to see his goals recognized. He is either loved and admired or hated and feared, and his supporters are devoted and will follow him to hell and back.
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
Or, in the case of today’s political climate, you retire to be a political analyst on a cable news show! No matter what he does in the next phase of his life I suspect Jeb won’t be reporting for duty along Donald’s big wall.
I would love to read other Game of Throne analogies from Legal Insurrection fans. Who is the next one who will meet their fate in the primary battle?