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

Image via Shutterstock.

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.

From Your Site Articles

Related Articles Around the Web


Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.


Latest posts