George R. R. Martin Compares Donald Trump to Joffrey Baratheon

It’s pretty well known that George R. R. Martin uses real life inspiration for his stories. Some characters are based on important political figures, war-heroes, and even dastardly dictators. But some of the themes and characters portrayed in his books and adaptation are more relevant than you’d think. 




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In an interview with The New York Times, the author of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones series was asked a plethora of questions from fans. Many of the questions had to do with the parallels drawn between real life and Martin’s series, with one rising above the others with a perfect answer. 


When asked about which character most closely resembles and signifies the current president, Martin replied almost immediately:


Q: Who reminds you most of Trump? 

A:  I think even during the campaign I said that Trump reminded me most of Joffrey. They have the same level of emotional maturity. And Joffrey likes to remind everyone that he’s king. And he thinks that gives him the ability to do anything. And we’re not an absolute monarchy, like Westeros is. We’re a constitutional republic. And yet, Trump doesn’t seem to know what that means. He thinks the presidency gives him the power to do anything. And so, yeah, Joffrey is Trump.




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George R. R. Martin’s comparison has garnered an overall positive response from fans across social media, as President Trump’s popularity continues to decline. 


To see the entire interview, be sure to check out The New York Times article!



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