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’...— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
Edward Norton is currently trending on Twitter for his analysis on Trump's final days in the white house. As the son of a former federal prosecutor, he gives a rather pointed analysis and recommendation of the current madness: call Trump's bluff.
Everyone seems shocked that Edward Norton is smart, for some reason.
...or that ‘chaos is what he loves’. The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multi-dimensional legal jeopardy & this defines his every action. We’re seeing 1) a tactical delay of the transition to buy time for coverup & evidence suppression 2) above all, a desperate endgame— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
...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. But he doesn’t have the cards. His bluff after ‘the flop’ has been called in court...— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
His ‘turn card’ bluff will be an escalation & his ‘River card’ bluff could be really ugly. 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.— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
I will allow that he’s also a whiny, sulky, petulant, Grinchy, vindictive little 10-ply-super-soft bitch who no doubt is just throwing a wicked pout fest & trying to give a tiny-hand middle finger to the whole country for pure spite, without a single thought for the dead & dying— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
But 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.— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
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.— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020
Who had Edward Norton calling the President of the United States a "vindictive little 10-ply-super-soft bitch" on their bingo card? pic.twitter.com/lwT5u0ORtn— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) November 20, 2020