Hillary Clinton certainly does know her Game of Thrones,” as evident by her reference to Cersei’s walk of atonement from the Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep in describing the hostile treatment she got from Donald Trump’s supporters and the Republicans.

Clinton, who recently appeared in several media interviews to promote her newly released book “What Happened,” which tackles the 2016 US Presidential elections, compared the crowds at Trump rallies to religious zealots in "Game of Thrones" chanting “Shame! Shame!”

The former Democratic presidential candidate wrote in her book that Trump’s supporters called for her imprisonment more times than she can count and shouted “Guilty!


The scene Clinton was referring to in her book was shown in the fifth episode of GoT season 5 titled, “Mother’s Mercy,” where Cersei was forced to walk naked through the streets of Kings Landing to atone for her sins. The people that lined up the streets hurled abuses toward her while Septa Unella followed Cersei ringing a bell and chanting “Shame.”

Whether Hillary Clinton and Cersei Lannister share more similarities other than this single occasion should be left to the imagination of the avid “Game of Thrones” fans.

'The Handmaid’s Tale'

But it was not only the HBO hit series that the former First Lady made reference to in “What Happened.” She also alluded to “The Handmaid’s Tale" writer Margaret Atwood by commenting that her treatment was “so 17th century,” which was a reference to the way women were persecuted over alleged witchcraft during that period.

Taken aback

Clinton wrote that she was taken aback by the flood of hatred that only seemed to grow as Election Day approached and that she was unfairly vilified.

“I had left the State Department one of the most admired public servants...Now people seemed to think I was evil… It was flabbergasting and frightening,” the former top US diplomat lamented.

White House reaction

During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Clinton’s memoir of the 2016 election as “sad” and she went on to point out that the former Democratic presidential candidate ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost.

Sanders continued by saying that the last chapter of Clinton’s public life “is now going to be defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks.”

The press secretary said she wasn’t sure if the president is going to read Clinton’s book though she thinks Trump is “pretty well-versed on what happened, and I think it's pretty clear to all of America,”