Another liberal Hollywood celebrity flexed his Twitter fingers to weigh in on ‘mobster’ President Trump’s ongoing battle to challenge the 2020 presidential election results.
“I’m no political pundit but I grew up w a dad who was a federal prosecutor & he taught me a lot & I’ve also sat a fair amount of poker w serious players & l’ll say this: I do not think Trump is trying to ‘make his base happy’ or ‘laying the groundwork for his own network’ or that ‘chaos is what he loves,’ Actor Edward Norton began in an early Friday morning tweet storm.
The Fight Club star thinks he knows the President’s ‘endgame’ for contesting the election. “The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multi-dimensional legal jeopardy & this defines his every action,” he wrote.
“We’re seeing 1) a tactical delay of the transition to buy time for coverup & evidence suppression 2) above all, a desperate endgame which is to create enough chaos & anxiety about peaceful transfer of power, & fear of irreparable damage to the system, that he can cut a Nixon-style deal in exchange for finally conceding.”
Norton, who once played a cheating card hustler in the movie Rounders, used a poker analogy to describe Trump’s strategy to remain in office.
“But he doesn’t have the cards. His bluff after ‘the flop’ has been called in court. His ‘turn card’ bluff will be an escalation & his ‘River card’ bluff could be really ugly,” he posted. “But they have to be called. We cannot let this mobster bully the USA into a deal to save his ass by threatening our democracy. THAT is his play. But he’s got junk in his hand. So call him.”
The Oscar nominee called the President “a whiny, sulky, petulant, Grinchy, vindictive little 10-ply-super-soft bitch,” that was giving the county “a tiny-hand middle finger,” with no regard for the Americans affected by the pandemic.
“His contemptible, treasonous, seditious assault on the stability of our political compact isn’t about 2024, personal enrichment or anything else other than trying to use chaos & threat to the foundation of the system as leverage to trade for a safe exit. Call. His. Bluff.”
He concluded his long-winded outburst with, “faith in the strength of our sacred institutions & founding principles is severely stretched…but they will hold. They will. He’s leaving, gracelessly & in infamy. But if we trade for it, give him some brokered settlement, we’ll be vulnerable to his return. We can’t flinch.”