“The Trumps send their regards.”
With the constant controversy, unbelievable news, and staff turnover, the Trump White House often feels more like television than real-life. For former Vice President Al Gore, a comparison to one of Game of Thrones‘ most memorable and deadly scenes sounds about right.
Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC and discussing the current administration, he shared, “Last week, somebody said it was like the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones with people coming and going and ‘I’m gonna fire everybody.’ It was really wild.”
For non-GOT viewers, in the season 3 episode “The Rains of Castamere,” Walder Frey (David Bradley) invited Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), Robb (Richard Madden), and Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin) into his home for the wedding of his daughter to Catelyn’s brother Edmure (Tobias Menzies). But the celebration took a shocking and murderous turn when the Starks were slaughtered by Frey’s men and Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton).
This reference prompted Chris Hayes to ask Gore, “Do you watch that like everyone else and just say, ‘What the heck is going on?’” The former VP laughed and responded, “You talking about Game of Thrones or the White House?”
Hayes clarified that he meant the White House. “Yeah, sure,” replied Gore. “It’s deeply troubling. And for me, the most troubling part of it is that it serves as a set of constant distractions from the problems we should be addressing. Nothing’s getting done.”
Watch the clip below.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.