Al Gore was asked to compare recent events of the Trump presidency to anything he'd seen in politics. Instead, Gore cited the most brutal scene from Game of Thrones. During an appearance on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, the former vice president said,
Last week, somebody said it was like the "Red Wedding" in Game of Thrones, with people coming and going and -- 'I'm going to fire everybody.' It was really wild.
Now, we'd be remiss if we didn't add a couple points here.
First, if you are in the midst of catching up with Game of Thrones, you probably shouldn't be reading this article, because you're likely to catch a huge spoiler.
If you don't, in fact, have any plans on watching Game of Thrones, but are still curious to know what the "Red Wedding" was, just know it's so brutal that it's probably best to include a gif from the scene in animated form only.
Gore is the operative word, indeed.
Last, but not least, if you're wondering how dead-on Gore's comparison is, just consider how many people have been invoking the Trump-Game of Thrones analogy.
In other words, the comparison is nothing new, and seemed to be most brought up after the very short (and, come on, very hilarious) tenure of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
In the span of Scaramucci's 10-day tenure, three notable figures at the White House left their jobs in pretty humiliating fashion. Former press secretary Sean Spicer, former chief of staff Reince Preibus, and "The Mooch" himself, Anthony Scaramucci, are included.
So yeah, you could say more people were getting their heads chopped off in D.C. than in a Game of Thrones episode. That, according to Gore, is a worrying fact.
It's deeply troubling. 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.
But maybe it'll win a Golden Globe.