Edward Norton went after President Trump in the middle of his ongoing legal battle to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m not a political expert, but I grew up, Dad, who was a federal prosecutor, and he taught me a lot, and I’ve also played a lot of poker with serious players and I want to say this: I do not think Trump is trying to ‘make his base happy’ or ‘lay the groundwork for his own network’ or that ‘chaos is what he loves’, “Norton began a Twitter thread Friday.
“The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multidimensional legal danger & this defines his every action. We see 1
The Oscar-nominated actor expanded his poker analogy, insisting that Trump “does not have the cards” and that his “bluff after the ‘flop’ has been called to court.”
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“His ‘turn-card’ bluff will be an escalation, and his ‘River card’ bluff can be really ugly. But they need to be called,” Norton explained. “We can not let this gangster bully the United States into an agreement to save his a – by threatening our democracy. THAT is his game. But he has unwanted in hand. So call him.”
The “incredible Hulk” star then directed several insults at the president.
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“I will allow him to be a whiny, sour, petulant, grinchy, vengeful little 10-layer super-soft b too – who no doubt just throws an evil tutefest and tries to give a little hand the middle finger to the whole country for pure defiance,” without a single thought for the dead and dying, “Norton wrote.” But his despicable, treacherous, soluble attack on the stability of our political compact is not about 2024, personal enrichment or anything other than trying to use chaos and threat to the foundation of the system as leverage to trade for a safe exit. Ring. His. Bluff. “
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Norton added, “Belief in the strength of our sacred institutions and fundamental principles is strictly stretched … but they will hold. They will. He goes, mercilessly and in notoriety. But if we act for it, give him some mediated reconciliation. “We will be vulnerable to his return. We can not tip.”