Actor Edward Norton breaks down Trump’s poker ‘endgame’ in epic Twitter thread: ‘Call. His. Bluff’

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The boss of a casino should know a few things about the cards they hold. They also know what the players in the house hold. They make sure drinks keep coming to hold off how long it is before someone leaves the table to try and get as much money out of a patron as is possible. The business model works for almost everyone — OK, well, Trump failed at this — however, the strategy remains to not worry about the immediate outcome of winning a hand or to bust the player. The goal is to string the situation out long enough that you find a way to get what you want anyway.

Edward Norton, an actor often associated with his fantastic performances in American History X and Fight Club, took to Twitter and gave his perspective as someone who grew up the son of a federal prosecutor about the “game” that Donald J. Trump is playing with democracy.

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