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Rounders Star To President Donald Trump: 'You're The Worm!'

Edward Norton Used A Poker Analogy To Tear Down The President's Recent Actions In A String Of Tweets Friday


The man who played “Worm” in the movie Rounders is calling President Donald Trump a terrible poker player.

Award-winning actor Ed Norton took to Twitter Friday morning and went on a seven-tweet rant about how Trump’s unverified claims of election fraud are just a terrible bluff to try to destroy America’s democracy and faith in institutions.

Norton credited his father, who was a federal prosecutor, along with his experience playing with several “serious” poker players to make the comparison.

“He doesn’t have the cards. His bluff after ‘the flop’ has been called in court,” wrote Norton. “His ‘turn card’ bluff will be an escalation and 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. But he’s got junk in his hand. So call him.”

Trump’s refusal to admit defeat has held consequences for the gambling community as well. Online sportsbooks around the world have yet to grade betting slips and pay out hundreds of millions of dollars to those who wagered on this year’s presidential election.

Norton has been a favorite of the poker community for some time thanks to his role in Rounders. In 2016, someone paid €110,000 at a charity auction to play poker with the actor and listen to him tell stories about the movie.

Norton won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” for his role in Primal Fear. He was also nominated three times for an Academy Award.