Daniel Negreanu Continues Trump Attack On TwitterAugust 1, 2016 1:18 pm
Daniel Negreanu became a US citizen on March 12th of this year, meaning the poker pro is now eligible to cast his vote as to who will become the country’s next president come the November 8th election. Even before becoming a US citizen, though, Negreanu had been a vocal opponent of Donald Trump, accusing of being an embarrassment to the Republican Party, and over the past few months Negreanu’s attacks on Trump’s presidential campaign have become increasingly more vocal, even comparing his use of propaganda to that of Adolf Hitler.
Negreanu has more than 410,000 followers on his Twitter account, which could help the world’s highest earning tournament poker player to drum up some real support for his views, and in the process produce actual results come election day. In the latest example of his anti-Trump and pro-Hillary tweets, Negreanu stated how he was reduced to tears after hearing Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, describing the first lady as an “AMAZING WOMAN AND ROLE MODEL FOR OUR KIDS!!!!” Negreanu also congratulated Hilary Clinton on a “well delivered speech full of ideas, plans, and solutions.”
Negreanu, on the other hand, continued to label Donald Trump as an “awful human being” and a “thin skinned” sociopath who was “dangerous to America”. Negreanu’s comments, however, have also drawn criticism of the poker player from Trump supporters, with one poster called Dave Kolean writing:
“wow you are so delusional its unreal I have lost all the remaining respect I had for you with that comment.. #patheticobama”
Negreanu responded by encouraging his detractors to unfollow his twitter page. Other well-known poker pros who are also Trump supporters include Mike Matusow, Matt Glantz, and Doyle Brunson, and despite having some heated political disagreements with Negreanu, they do at least seem able to keep their exchanges in perspective. As Brunson explained on one of his tweets:
I almost pulled the [unfollow] trigger but decided it would be stupid because we disagree over politics. America will decide.”