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Thomas Keller Deletes Twitter Account After Latest Online Backlash

Thomas Keller — the famed chef and restaurateur behind New York City restaurants Per Se, Bouchon Bakery, and the now-closed TAK Room — appears to have deleted his Twitter account this week after receiving criticism for posting a remembrance of Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate and major conservative donor who died on January 11.

“Thank you for your support of The Venetian, Bouchon Las Vegas, and more. You will be missed,” Keller wrote in the tweet, which along with his Twitter account has since been deleted. Commenters on the social media platform were quick to criticize Keller for his support of Adelson, a megadonor to right-wing causes and the founder of the world’s largest gaming company, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.

Keller’s remembrance of Adelson isn’t the first time his social media posts have been perceived as empathetic to controversial conservative figures. In April, President Donald Trump named Keller to the White House’s so-called “Great American Economic Revival Industry Group,” an all-male panel that included restaurateurs Wolfgang Puck, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Daniel Boulud, as well as representatives from corporations like Chick-fil-A, Subway, and Pepsi.

Seemingly unaware that the council could provoke a negative reaction on social media, Keller tweeted on April 15, 2020 that he was “honored” to be named to the group and was “proud to work together towards a strategy where the safety of Americans is top of mind in conjunction towards economic revitalization.” The rest, as they say, is history.

Roughly two weeks after that tweet, his three-Michelin-star restaurant the French Laundry received two unusually large loans through the Paycheck Protection Program in April 2020, totaling $2.4 million. The loans, which amounted to roughly 17 times more than what the average Bay Area restaurant received, were approved at a time when other restaurateurs in the country were being told that the program’s funding had run dry.

It’s not clear at this time whether Keller deleted his Twitter account in response to the backlash that followed from his tweet about Adelson, however, the restaurateur appears to still be active on Instagram, having posted a promotion for his retail shop Finesse, The Store on January 13. Eater has reached out multiple times to the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for more information.

Adelson’s sizable net worth — around $35 billion, according to Forbes — has been used to back conservative politicians in the United States and in Israel, the birthplace of his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson. Adelson and his wife donated $93 million to the Republican presidential campaign in 2012, $82.5 million to Republican groups in 2016, and $350 million to Republican candidates in 2018 and 2020. In both 2016 and 2020, the couple was the biggest donor to the Trump campaign.

Adelson’s global chain of casinos and hotels has attracted big restaurant names, including David Chang, Wolfgang Puck, and Keller, who operates a location of Bouchon Bistro in Adelson’s Venice-themed Las Vegas resort the Venetian.

A screenshot of the now deleted Tweet from Thomas Keller

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Montreal Restaurant’s Extremely Honest Menu Goes Viral on Twitter

Some restaurateurs spend years cultivating their business’s reputation in hopes of someday being dubbed “the best,” but there’s one, who runs a Chinese restaurant in Downtown Montreal, who’d just rather not oversell it. The unvarnished commentary of dishes on restaurant Aunt Dai’s menu, written by the owner, who has requested to be referred to by his last name, Fei, has become the subject of a viral tweet that as of this morning has garnered 65,500 likes.

The tweet, posted on Sunday evening, shows screenshots of the owner’s attempt to temper diners’ expectations in descriptions of the restaurant’s orange beef (“Comparing to our General Tao Chicken, this one is not THAT good.”), cumin beef (“We used to have the beef pieces on small sticks but several customers cut their lips by it, thinking it was some hard ingredient”), and sweet and spicy pork strips (“Since I have so high exceptions on this dish, I am not a huge fan for our version to be honest.”)

The online menu also cautions readers when a dish doesn’t conform to Fei’s standard of “real authentic Chinese food,” which is his preference, and when a portion is undersized — as in the case with the spicy shrimp or the salt and pepper shrimp. “The cost of shrimp is expensive, and we always put 13 of them, so it’s a small quantity. With the price tag, we can’t give more. I just want to warn them,” Fei tells Eater.

Fei tells us he was taken aback when he heard about the outpouring of likes and comments his menu was getting online. “I first heard about it when a journalist from a German newspaper reached out to me. They sent me an email with the link. I thought it was a joke at the beginning, or maybe some spam. But then I clicked it. At first, I thought it wasn’t a big deal, but then I checked again, and saw 58,000 likes. I’m not a Twitter guy, but that seems crazy to me.”

While Fei’s honest, at times acerbic take on his own restaurant’s dishes is drawing applause on Twitter, it isn’t new. He started writing the menu blurbs, of which there are 66, four or so years ago, and completed the project sometime last year. “At the beginning I just wanted to be honest and warn people about how spicy or greasy something might be. It can be tricky to order traditional Chinese dishes in restaurants, so I just didn’t want people ordering the wrong food and paying $12 or $15 dollars for it. If they don’t eat it, then it is a total waste. That’s the intent behind it.”

Before composing the blurbs, Fei had the idea of creating a YouTube channel that could help prospective diners make their selection. It features lessons on how to write and pronounce the name of a dish, and an explainer on how to order at the restaurant. The videos were filmed at the restaurant’s Côte-des-Neiges location six years ago, before it was ravaged in flames and moved to its current Saint-Mathieu Street location. “The quality of the videos is so bad, but the idea of giving people more information about the dishes was already there,” Fei says.

Fei says that Monday, the day after the Tweet was posted, was busier than normal. “Normally, Mondays are more quiet, and after the holiday season, usually business goes down a bit, but we saw a little uptick. If it keeps going like this, it would be really great for us,” he says.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Fei suspected that his restaurant might have to close, but a steady stream of takeout orders and delivery through third-party services has helped keep Aunt Dai afloat. “We are extremely lucky to have a lot of orders, but at the end of the day you don’t make that much. UberEats and DoorDash take so much in commission, so profits are really low. You might break even or make a little extra. Given the environment we’re all in right now, I guess that’s pretty good though,” Fei says.

While Fei is pleased to see the boost in sales, he hopes the added publicity won’t translate to higher expectations among diners: “I don’t want people thinking, ‘Oh, a lot of people are talking about this restaurant, so it must be very good,’ and then they come here and think it’s just average. I just don’t want people to be disappointed, and I don’t want to oversell it.”

Aunt Dai is open daily for takeout or delivery at 1448 St Mathieu Street.

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Kirstie Alley rips Twitter, compares Trump’s ban to ‘slavery’

Three months after endorsing Donald Trump for President, actress Kirstie Alley is calling out Twitter for permanently suspending his account.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement shortly after 6 p.m Friday evening.

The move didn’t sit well with the former “Cheers” star, 69, who called it “censorship” and even likened the ban to “slavery.”

“ALL people should be concerned is the KEY here,” she tweeted Saturday morning. “It’s true, the average person will no longer have a platform to speak their views. This is called SLAVERY. This censorship proves BIG TECH now holds the keys to the chains.”

The decision to ban Trump came after Wednesday’s US Capitol siege, in which five people were killed when thousands of pro-Trump supporters unhappy with the election stormed Congress. For Alley, the DC riot was not enough to warrant Trump’s account be shut down, comparing it to a Portland Black Lives Matter protests that took place last year.

“Remember this,” Alley continued. “Remember all the fires, killing, terrorizing, destruction and yes, at FEDERAL buildings? It was HIDEOUS & ILLEGAL.Remember how these criminals got FUNDED & bailed out? NO ONE WAS OUSTED FROM PLATFORMS including politicos who ENDORSED the VIOLENCE. Remember?”

She later clarified that she wasn’t excusing the behavior of DC rioters, adding, “Breaching the CAPITOL was a treasonous criminal terrifying act and those people should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I do not condone VIOLENCE, TREASON, CRIMINAL ACTS OR DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. This should suffice as my stance on Jan. 6th.”

The president’s team also called the move “disgusting.”

In addition to Twitter, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that he was banning Trump from using the platform until after he leaves office on Jan. 20.

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Trump Allies Are More Angry About His Twitter Ban Than The Murder Of A Capitol Police Officer

During the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd last summer, Donald Trump and his loyalists frequently shouted empty slogans like “law and order” and “blue lives matter” as their main counterpoints.

They claimed that anyone calling for a more accountable, equal justice system must be anti-police.

But after MAGA insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent coup attempt that killed five people, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, the phoniness of their law enforcement rhetoric has been exposed.

At the White House, Trump hasn’t weighed in on the killing, and he has yet to order flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.

As CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported on Friday, “For unexplained reasons, the White House did not lower flags to half-staff today in honor of the Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, who died last night from injuries he sustained while on duty responding to the pro-Trump mob.”

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi immediately ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Sicknick.

As Trump and other in the MAGA orbit either don’t weigh in at all on the officer’s murder, or drag their feet before issuing a half-hearted statement, they wasted no time in waging all-out war on Twitter for having the nerve to permanently ban Donald Trump.

Folks like Ted Cruz, one of the seditionists responsible for this week’s violent insurrection, lashed out on Twitter.

Donald Trump Jr., who also revved up the mob this week before they stormed the Capitol, threw a tantrum, saying, “Free-speech no longer exists in America.”

Others in the MAGA orbit, from QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to gun-toting Rep. Lauren Boebert, didn’t hold back in condemning Twitter for taking away Donald Trump’s favorite microphone.

‘Blue Lives Matter’ was always an empty slogan

At the end of the day, it’s pretty clear that law enforcement officers never truly mattered to MAGA world. Like well-trained soldiers, they just repeated whatever Donald Trump shouted from his rally podium or Twitter feed.

All along, “blue lives matter” was actually just an empty slogan used to mask their own racism at a time when America’s systemic inequality was being exposed for the world to see.

After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol this week – an attack that left one officer dead and dozens injured – Donald Trump and his band of MAGA extremists have made it clear just how little they truly care about those “blue” lives.

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Best Bachelorette Twitter Reactions From Episode 13 Finale


Well, if you can believe it, we finished our first season of pandemic Bachelorette. Zach and Tayshia are engaged, Ivan is single, and Ben will be okay someday. Without further ado, here are the best tweets from the finale:


If faith was a dealbreaker, it should have been a day one conversation, period #TheBachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC #Bachelorette #BacheloretteABC


You know who would’ve killed this dance lesson?……Brendan💃#thebachelorette #bachelorette #BacheloretteABC #BachelorNation #TheBachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC


#TheBachelorette #bachelorette #bacheloretteABC


Tayshia: I want you to be happy too”

Ben:” Someday” #TheBachelorette #bachelorette #TheBacheloretteABC #BachelorNation


Zac: I promise to be loyal to you
His 6th grade girlfriend:
#theBachelorette #bachelorette


Zac: “I promise to always be loyal.”
Zac’s 6th grade girlfriend watching right now:
#TheBachelorette #bachelorette


Me: I don’t know if I like Zac Me when Zac got so choked up with emotion he had to whisper #bachelorette #TheBachelorette


Every guy feverishly writing down Zac’s proposal speech…

#bachelorette #theBachelorette


Dare I say this is the best proposal is Bachelorette…history…? I’m swooning.
#TheBachelorette #Bachelorette


we got a ATFR moment with clare and dale but we can’t even get one WITH TAYSHIA??????? umm excuseeee me?
#theBachelorette #TheBacheloretteFinale


Started from the bottom now we’re here #BacheloretteABC #theBachelorette #bachelorette


Bachelor nation after watching EIGHT HOURS of #TheBachelorette in two weeks yet DESPERATELY YEARNING for more content after not getting an ‘After the Final Rose’ like

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Celeb Twitter Interactions 2020


When Rita Wilson’s Golden Globes hair and makeup artist showed up late and Chrissy Teigen hilariously needed to know who it was:


When Adam Sandler congratulated his Waterboy costar Kathy Bates:

I love you my Bobby Boucher!!! You was robbed!! But Mama loves you!!! I learned a new urban slang word for you! You da GOAT!!
Not the one we eat at home, Son. ❤️😎🐐


When Lisa Kudrow and Ted Danson had a cute Friends theme song exchange after she guest-starred on The Good Place:


When Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn had the BEST exchange about their Scandal characters:

Is there really even a question @kerrywashington ? Not even close. FITZ!


When Florence Pugh and Paddington Bear became fast friends:

Paddington, do you want to make sandwiches with me?
You can have a spare jar btw..

Yes, Paddington Bear is a celebrity.


When Olivia Wilde dream-cast the Booksmart sequel with Malala and Greta Thunberg:


When Chris Evans sang Stanley Tucci’s praises after Stanley went viral over a video of him making a cocktail:

I. Love. Stanley. Tucci.

On some(most) days after we finished filming on the first Captain America movie, Stanley would make us martinis in his trailer.

He’s an absolute gem. However cool, fun, witty, and charming you think he is, double it and you’re halfway there.


When Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak had yet another great exchange:

😊you’re mentioned in a few of them, please don’t sue me! 😛


When To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before costars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor had a sweet exchange about a dream:


When Halsey thought a baby video of her looked a lot like the Sprouse twins and Cole Sprouse agreed:


When David Henrie and Selena Gomez reunited:


When Disney Channel kids Kyle Massey, Christy Carlson Romano, and Anneliese van der Pol also reunited:


When Alicia Keys and Jordin Sparks had a sweet moment:


When Mindy Kaling was amazed that Charlie Puth was a fan of her show Never Have I Ever:


When Paul Wesley poked fun at his Vampire Diaries brother Ian Somerhalder:


When Ronan Farrow’s mom Mia Farrow embarrassed him in front of The Rock:


When JoJo and Missy Elliott had the sweetest exchange:

zero exaggeration when I state the fact that you are the GOAT I love you so much missy!!!!!!!


When Camila Mendes accused Cole Sprouse of joke theft:


When Halsey felt old but Katy Perry felt older:


When Brandy tweeted Monica after their Verzuz battle:

#wcw @MonicaDenise 🖤 Love your new song with @lilbaby4PF #Trenches !! Thank you for holding it up in music and never giving up no matter the trials and tribulations you’ve had to face. Proud to stand next to you and to have made profound history with you.


When Kerry Washington pointed out how cute Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson are:


Also when Kerry Washington and Alicia Keys conversed in emojis only:


When Miley Cyrus learned Lewis Capaldi is a big fan of hers:


When Naomi Osaka adorably freaked out when Michelle Obama tweeted at her:


When Louis Tomlinson hilariously responded after Liam Payne said that Louis didn’t call him back on an Instagram Live:


When Mark Ruffalo expressed his love for Cher:


When Jamie Lee Curtis responded after Chris Evans’ camera roll leaked:


When Kelly Clarkson sent a massive pizza to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend:

Happy Anniversary 😊❤️ I sent wine as well so it was a high/low kind of gift 😂


When Dionne Warwick sent well-wishes to Taylor Swift and Taylor responded:

@_DionneWarwick I just saw that you tweeted me!! I’m a huge fan and I respect you so much, thank you for wishing me well. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, thank you for spreading joy 💕🥰🙏


Also when Dionne Warwick hilariously “roasted” Chance the Rapper…


…and The Weeknd too:

I just got roasted by Dionne Warwick and I feel honored! You just made my day 😂❤️❤️❤️


When Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown got us excited about a collab:


When Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade had this very cute exchange:


When Chrissy Teigen hilariously called out John Legend while they were following the 2020 election results:

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Austin Restaurant Franklin Barbecue’s Twitter Account Was Hacked

Famed Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue had its Twitter hacked in late November. The social media account was taken over by something called “Blockchain Underdogs,” which claims that it has been “supporting underdog tech startups since forever.”

The hack occurred on November 24, according to co-owner Stacy Franklin. When she and co-owner Aaron Franklin realized what had happened, they “tried to log in and change the password,” Stacy says, “but the hacker had already changed the email address on file.” They reached out to Twitter several times to get this fixed, but haven’t heard anything.

While the hack happened just before Thanksgiving, it fell under the radar until Austin barbecue writer Jimmy Ho noticed the compromised Twitter account this week and tweeted about it on December 9. The next day, Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn likewise shared that the account was taken over by “some pathetic fraudsters.”

Blockchain Underdogs changed the name of the Twitter account from @FranklinBBQ to @underdogsbc. Someone who noticed what had happened saved the original account handle for the Franklins on December 9. “A very kind Austinite grabbed the handle,” says Franklin, “and has handed it over to us.” They haven’t used the account, which has just seven followers, down from nearly 63,000, at this point.

Currently, all of Franklin’s Twitter followers and previous tweets still exist on the hacked account. Franklin shared that they were not really using Twitter at this point (their last tweet was in April), “so now we’re pretty much done” with using the social media site. She noted that the hack isn’t impacting business. “Just getting lots of emails,” she said, “but there is nothing we can do.”

It’s possible that whoever or whatever is behind Blockchain Underdogs hacked the Franklin Barbecue account because they were after the restaurant’s followers list in order to scam people. That’s what happened with the accounts of several famous people over the summer, including now-Texas resident Elon Musk and president-elect Joe Biden, where the accounts asked followers to send them bitcoins. In response, Twitter froze those compromised accounts and just straight-up temporarily blocked new tweets from all verified accounts throughout the site.

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, and blockchain is a way to track the digital currency through a central system, or, as Euromoney Learning describes, a “digital ledger of transactions.” Blockchain Underdogs doesn’t seem to exist anywhere else.

Eater reached out to Twitter to ask about what happened with the Franklin Barbecue account and what the company is doing about it; Eater also reached out to the Blockchain Underdogs account to ask why they hacked the Franklin account. Watch this space for updates.

Blockchain Underdog’s takeover of the Franklin Barbecue Twitter account

Franklin Barbecue’s previous tweets are still up on the Twitter account

Franklin Barbecue’s previous tweets are still up on the Twitter account

Additional reporting by Erin Russell.

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Twitter Applied Warning Label To BJP Tweet

Amit Malviya was fact-checked over a misleading video of police violence in Delhi.

On Wednesday, Twitter put a “manipulated media” label on a video that the head of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s social media department tweeted. Labeling tweets isn’t new — since March, Twitter has been putting them on inaccurate tweets from US politicians, including President Donald Trump.

But it was the first time that the company labeled a tweet from a prominent Indian politician, signaling that it may finally be ready to do what critics have been asking American social media platforms to do for years — apply the same standards to the rest of the world as they do to the US.

The three-second clip was tweeted by Amit Malviya, who is notorious for posting misinformation as part of his party’s propaganda machine. It shows a member of the police in Delhi swinging a baton at a farmer, one of the thousands of people braving tear gas, water cannons, and police barricades to protest new agricultural policies in India.

The police officer in the clip misses. According to the video’s caption, the “police didn’t even touch the farmer.” Malviya’s tweet left the false impression that police had not injured the man.

But other members of the police attacked the man just after the video clip cut off. Fact-checking websites said a longer version of the video shows a second police officer swinging at the farmer, who later showed his injuries to the press.

Twitter also applied the label to other instances of the same video tweeted by other people.

Malviya did not respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, but a Twitter spokesperson said he had run afoul of the company’s policies against doctored media.

“The referenced tweet was labeled based on our Synthetic and Manipulated Media policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. Clicking on the label leads people to a Twitter-authored summary of debunks by fact-checkers and links to those debunks.

The policy, which Twitter announced in February, defines “synthetic and manipulated media” as pictures or videos that have been “significantly altered or created in a way that changes the original meaning/purpose, or makes it seem like certain events took place that didn’t actually happen.” The company first applied the label in March to a deceptively edited video of now-president-elect Joe Biden shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by the US president, and has since applied it to multiple tweets by Trump.

But even though the Twitter spokesperson said the policy was being “enforced around the world,” the company declined to cite other instances of that label being applied to accounts in non-Western markets. (In the past, Twitter has deleted or hidden tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Brazilian politician Osmar Terra for breaking its policy against coronavirus misinformation.)

Digital rights activists have long said that American tech companies haven’t done enough to prevent harm caused by their platforms outside the US and Europe. Platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and YouTube have been accused of not only polarizing political discourse, but also fueling ethnic massacres in South Sudan, lynchings in India, and genocide in Myanmar.

“When it comes to labeling misinformation and manipulated content, companies are starting to take more action, but they still need to do better outside the United States,” said Dia Kayyali, associate director of advocacy at Mnemonic, a human rights organization. “We saw them pour huge resources into the US and action more content than anyone could have imagined. Unfortunately, until now, they haven’t devoted as many resources outside of the US.”

In India, experts say that Twitter was forced to label Malviya’s tweet after being consistently called out by the press, fact-checkers, and people on social media. “It’s the result of sustained criticism of years,” Pratik Sinha, the editor of Alt News, an Indian fact-checking website, told BuzzFeed News. But, he said, “this is a first step. It’s too early to be happy.”

It’s also too early to see what results the label could have. Labeling a tweet from a prominent member of India’s ruling party could invite backlash in a country Twitter considers a key growth market.

Politicians from the BJP have accused Twitter of having “bias” against conservatives. Last year, Colin Cromwell, Twitter’s vice president of global public policy, published a blog post titled “Setting the record straight on Twitter India and impartiality.” Three days later, an Indian parliamentary committee grilled the company’s Indian executives about the company’s alleged bias.

The label is also significant because the video that Malviya tweeted was a response to a tweet by Rahul Gandhi, an opposition leader belonging to the Indian National Congress, the country’s oldest political party and a BJP rival — meaning that Twitter is saying that one party’s facts are wrong.

Twitter declined to provide details about why it decided to label Malviya’s tweet in particular. “In order to determine if media have been significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated, we may use our own technology or receive reports through partnerships with third parties,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

“BJP members,” said Kayyali, “can’t say whatever they want just because they are politicians.”

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Edward Norton Donald Trump Diss Twitter

When is he releasing a diss track?!

Thespian Edward Norton went on a tweet spree today in which he called out Donald Trump.

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’…

The thread uses a lot of poker metaphors to describe the current situation happening in politics.

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.

But in one tweet, he says something that completely blew my socks off. A diss I’d never heard before. After calling Trump “whiny, sulky, petulant, Grinchy, and vindictive…”

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

…he rounded it all out by saying he’s a “10-ply-super-soft-bitch.”

A 10-ply-super-soft-bitch!!!!!!

Do you get it?? Because imagine if toilet paper came in 10-ply!!! Charmin would be canceled. Angel Soft would be over. Literally no one would want to use two-ply ever again because the 10-ply would be SO SOFT. But while this would be awesome for your butt, it’s the greatest diss I’ve ever heard for a HUMAN.

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Mr. Norton!!! He went there!! He said that!

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Anyway, that’s all. A 10-ply-super-soft-bitch! Remarkable. Bye!

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Trump Again Boasts He Won Pennsylvania And Georgia; Twitter Slaps Him Down

President Donald Trump declared again Friday that he won the states of Pennsylvania and Georgia in the race for the presidency — but Twitter quickly slapped him down.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been declared the winner in both states, with his total of electoral votes reaching 306 to Trump’s 232 on Friday, after calls were made in the last two states, Georgia and North Carolina, according to multiple sources.

The president tweeted, without providing evidence, that “700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed” by Republican poll watchers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which “means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!”

Twitter flagged the message with: “Official sources called this election differently.” 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) mockingly responded to Trump’s latest charge: “Amazing! Congratulations!”

Soon afterward, Trump tweeted a similar baseless story about Georgia — and was slapped down again by a Twitter correction.

The day after the election last week, Trump decreed in a tweet: “We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a Big Trump lead.”

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