Failed Presidential candidate in her new book What Happened, detailing the 2016 U.S. presidential election which she lost to Donald Trump, Clinton compares herself to the moment Cersei was forced to walk naked through King’s Landing, while hateful crowds threw rotten food at her and chanted “shame!”
In the book , the former presidential candidate compares herself to a certain fictional queen of Westeros: not the generally beloved Daenerys Targaryen, but ruthless and power-hungry Cersei Lannister. Hillary actually cites a humiliating scene from the HBO blockbuster in her new memoir What Happened which hit shelves . In Season 5, Cersei was stripped naked and marched through the streets of King’s Landing as citizens jeered and threw garbage at her.
Cersei Lannister — a prominent member of the royal Lannisters in the popular “Game of Thrones” books and hit HBO show — is known for her devious schemes and murderous hunger to protect her family and remain in power. During the “walk of shame” scene in question, Cersei is stripped naked and shorn of her hair, then forced to march from a prison back to her palace in front of the residents of Flea Bottom while they mock her, and fling excrement and rotten vegetables at her.
She writes, “Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count,” the ex-Secretary of State writes on page 126 of the memoir from Simon & Schuster. “They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in Game of Thrones chanting ‘Shame! Shame!’ while Cersei Lannister walked back to the Red Keep,” Clinton adds with the pop culture reference.
Had Clinton actually seen Game of Thrones, she might have realized that, despite Cersei undoubtedly being a sympathetic figure in that moment, she’s more or less served as a ruthless villain throughout much of the series’ run. This whole thing is a gift to the Trump supporters, who didn’t hesitate to serve up takedowns like this.