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There's never a quiet moment in the White House, and today proves no different. 

US President Donald Trump referenced HBO fantasy hit Game of Thrones to back up his border wall plans, and BOY did it fail.

He essentially brought his parody poster, which was an image of himself (of course) with the phrase 'sanctions are coming' scrawled across it in classic GOT style. 

The sanctions are in reference to his notorious border wall proposal, which he wants to block off access from Mexico and various South American countries to the States. 

The wall is set to cost over $25 BILLION if it's given the green light, and will also stop hundreds of people from living in Native American tribes from living there, as well as having disastrous consequences for wildlife.

SPOILER: We're pretty sure he hasn't watched the latest series of GOT, because the famous wall which blocks the North from the South is destroyed by the Night King in the finale of season seven.

Basically, the wall didn't work. Which makes Trump's use of GOT references even dumber…if that was even possible.

Cabinet employees tweeted that they had no idea why the poster was brought to the meeting.

Trump is most likely the first President to use memes in serious occasions such as discussions regarding immigration and North Korea.

HBO most likely aren't suing the President, but they made their distaste very clear:

Honestly, we have no words.

Winter better be coming for Trump, we don't know what other season could handle his ridiculousness. 



American officials have now told tourists to plan ahead when they’re organising trips to the States, as applications for the ESTA visa are about to get much harder.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a reminder to anyone planning a visit, warning potential visitors to; “Apply for ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States.”

The ESTA visa grants you access to enter the USA, but now the process is totally changing, maybe not for the better…

It was, until recently, possible to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) until basically the last second, with real-time approvals achievable.

Now, you will need to apply for a visa at least 72 hours before you travel in order to gain the documentation in time. The old service is no longer available.

Without an ESTA visa, you cannot gain entry into the United States;

“Real-time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at the airport without a previously approved ESTA will likely result in being denied boarding.”

Just as the Christmas travel rush has started, holidaymakers and business travellers will have to change the way they visit the USA.

US authorities have always advised applicants to carry out the documentation at least three days in advance, most people could get their ESTA almost instantly.

The DHS also warn: “Upon arrival in the United States you will be inspected by a Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry who may determine that you are inadmissible.”

The DHS recently added a query regarding the applicant’s social media activities to the form, but it’s optional.

“If an applicant does not answer the question or simply does not hold a social media account, the ESTA application can still be submitted without a negative interpretation or inference.”

Stronger security measures are expected over Christmas and the New Year, when 41 million passengers are expected to travel through American checkpoints nationwide.

Take note, globetrotters.



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Melania Trump's visit to an immigrant children's shelter yesterday drew plenty of attention due to a particular sartorial choice she made.

The 48-year-old headed down to the US-Mexican border on Thursday via a plane leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, according to CNN.

Press travelling with the first lady noticed that the olive green jacket she wore when boarding reads 'I really don't care. Do u?' in white writing on the back. 

She also wore it when deplaning at the Andrews Air Force Base after her visit.

Her choice in jacket, which was first reported on by the Daily Mail, has caused quite a bit of backlash due to the serious nature of her visit and the public uproar around President Donald Trump's border policy. 

In response to the criticism directed at Melania, East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham issued a statement saying:

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

President Trump claimed that the jacket's slogan was aimed at the media.

"'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" he tweeted.



Brexit negotiations have resulted in the assurance that there will be no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Theresa May announced that that ‘we guarantee there will be no hard border in Ireland.’

She also pledged to ‘uphold the Belfast Agreement,’

‘Things are moving in the right direction’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Journal.

‘It’s in our interest that the Brexit that does happen is as soft as it can be.’

‘I think we’re getting away from this binary hard or soft idea.’

‘This is not the end but it is the end of the beginning,’ he tweeted.

'We want to build bridges, not borders. We want to free travel and free trade to continue as it does now and has done for 20 years.'

A second phase of negotiations will now begin.



European Union leaders have agreed today that Northern Ireland will automatically become part of the EU if a future Border poll shows favour of a united Ireland.

The decision was made at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels to discuss the implications and effects of Brexit on Ireland which concluded this afternoon. 

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland’s difficulties in regards to border negotiations were understood by European leaders.

The leaders of the remaining EU states also approved guidelines for how the EU trading bloc will conduct its Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.

European Council president Donald Tusk said the summit had approved the guidelines in less than a minute, according to The Irish Times.