With his unique look, lavish lifestyle and provocative opinions, Donald Trump has all the makings of a controversial and probably widely despised Game of Thrones character.
So when Australian YouTube mash-up star Huw Jenkinson decided to splice the Republican presidential candidate into a series of memorable clips from the HBO fantasy drama, he didn’t have to dig too deep for material.
Featuring plenty of memorable soundbites from Trump’s campaign to date, in one scene the former Apprentice USA presenter says: “The people who are with me are the people,” – a quote that could have been ripped straight from the pages of one of George R.R. Martin’s original tomes.
The long-debated issue of border control also features – well, Westeros’ border control at least– with Trump refusing to give sanctuary to Daenerys Targaryen and her followers after their long journey through a barren wasteland.
“If you do not let us in, all of us will die!” she tells her newly found bouffant-haired gatekeeper.
“I said temporarily, I didn’t say permanently,” Trump says, in a response so perfectly weaved into the original series that you may start to wonder whether Trump has been sitting alongside Little Finger all along.
Melbourne-based Jenkinson has made a habit of putting together video mash-ups of this kind.
His most notable credit to date is called Forgetting Ed Milliband, in which he successfully melds Russell Brands’ backing of the ex-Labour Leader during the last election with clips from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.