Hillary Clinton Compares Herself To Game of Thrones’ Cersei Lannister

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - September 12, 2017

Hillary Clinton might not look anything like Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister, but  the politician seems to be very familiar with the Cersei and her time spent walking around the streets of King’s Landing naked.

Clinton has a new memoir titled What Happened and in the book, fans get to learn about her unsuccessful presidential campaign where she loses to Donald Trump. According to Clinton, her time promoting herself at different Trump rallies felt a whole lot like Cersei’s naked run at King’s Landing.

“Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count,” the politician wrote in her memoir “They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in Game of Thrones chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep.”

For those who aren’t familiar with Game of Thrones, Cersei, one of the main characters who’s looking to rule Westeros, finds herself imprisoned by The High Sparrow because of her many sins against the gods. To help atone for her misgivings, Cersei is forced to do the Walk of Shame where the Queen has to go around King’s Landing with one of the High Sparrow’s followers going around waving a bell and calling out “’Shame! Shame!’” while she walks the streets.

What’s even more interesting though is that Clinton doesn’t realize that she’s just compared herself to one of the villains in HBO’s popular fantasy epic. Sure Cersei might be one of the contenders for the throne, but the ruthless woman’s also one of the enemies o f the realm.

We wonder how Clinton will react once she finds out who she’s been comparing herself too.

Read: Game of Thrones Fans May Have Figured Out The Night King's True Motive

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