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Edward Norton tears up Donald Trump in a sharp, poker-tied Twitter thread in “tearful, grumpy, irritable, grinning, vengeful”

Edward Norton isn’t a political expert, but he does play one on Twitter.

The three-time Oscar-nominated Fight Club and the actor-director of Motherless Brooklyn debated President Donald Trump in a widespread thread early Friday morning. He sharply criticized the outgoing president for not conceding the election, and despite everything continuing to make unsubstantiated claims of widespread electoral fraud, he failed to provide evidence. Norton called Trump “a tearful, grumpy, irritable, grinning, vengeful little 10-ply, super-soft b *** h”.

Edward Norton in “Rounders” (Miramax Films)

“I’m not a political expert, but I grew up [with] A father who was a federal prosecutor and taught me a lot, ”began Norton, 51, whose father Edward Norton Jr. was a Marine lieutenant who served in Vietnam before becoming a federal prosecutor under President Jimmy Carter.

“I played a lot of poker too [with] serious players. “Norton is an avid card shark who also starred in the 1998 Rounders poker thriller starring Matt Damon.

I’m not a political expert, but I grew up with my father who was a federal prosecutor. He taught me a lot. I’ve also played a fair amount of poker with serious players. I say this: I don’t think Trump is trying to “make his base happy” or “lay the foundations for his own network” …

– Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

… or the “chaos is what he loves”. The gist of this is that he knows he is in deep, multi-dimensional legal danger and this defines his every action. We see 1) a tactical delay in transition to gain time for cover-up and suppression of evidence 2) most importantly, a desperate endgame

– Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

These testimonies have prevented a lengthy poker gossip about why Norton believed Trump was trying to reverse the results of a presidential election, which he had by far in both the electoral and popular votes against the elected president Joe Biden had lost to turn back.

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“I don’t think Trump is trying to keep his grassroots happy, or lay the foundations for his own network, or that he loves chaos,” Norton continued. “The gist of this is that he knows he is in deep, multi-dimensional legal danger and this defines his every action. We see 1) a tactical delay in the transition to buy time for cover-up and suppression of evidence 2) most importantly a desperate endgame designed to create enough chaos and fear of peaceful power transfer and fear of irreparable damage to the system that he can find a deal finish in Nixon style to finally get a clean sheet. But he has no cards. His post-flop bluff was called in court.

“His turn card bluff will escalate, and his river card bluff could be really ugly. But they have to be called. We can’t let this gangster harass the US on a deal to save his A– by threatening our democracy. THAT is his game. But he’s got trash in hand. So give him a call. “

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: (LR) Actors Tim Robbins, Adrien Brody, Alice Taglioni and Edward Norton attend the Partouche Charity Poker Festival held at the Palm Beach Casino during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 17, 2008 took place in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images for Partouche)CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17: (LR) Actors Tim Robbins, Adrien Brody, Alice Taglioni and Edward Norton attend the Partouche Charity Poker Festival held at the Palm Beach Casino during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 17, 2008 took place in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images for Partouche)

Norton reiterated what several (actual) political experts have said in recent weeks: Trump’s desperate attempts to stay in power could very well be related to the fact that he will no longer be protected from prosecution after leaving office, granted to a seated president. More than a dozen investigations, including one criminal investigation, are underway against Trump and his staff.

“I’m going to allow him to be a tearful, grumpy, irritable, grinning, vengeful little 10-ply, super-soft dude who is no doubt just throwing a nasty pout and trying to put a tiny hand in the middle of fingers all over the country sheer defiance, without a single thought for the dead and dying, “wrote Norton, referring to the more than 250,000 Americans who have died of coronavirus this year.

“But his scornful, treacherous, seditious attack on the stability of our political pact is not about 2024, personal enrichment, or anything other than trying to use chaos and threat to the very foundation of the system as leverage for trade for a safe exit. Call. His. Bluff. Belief in the strength of our sacred institutions and founding principles is greatly elongated … but they will endure. You will be. He walks gracefully and in disgrace. But if we act for it and give him a brokered settlement, we are vulnerable to his return. We cannot shrink back. “

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