The fight to win the 2016 Presidential eElection is heating up and is major news around the world. President Barrack Obama is barred by constitutional term limits from seeking reelection, so the United States of America will have a new President once the election is completed.
One presidential candidate who never seems to fall out of the news is Donald Trump. To say he has caused controversy with some off-the-cuff comments is a major understatement, as the New Yorker has angered people around the globe when he said of Mexican immigrants, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
You can almost certainly find a dozen or more of the 69-year-old’s outbursts on the Internet.
Love him or hate him, Trump has an army of supporters, and Republicans are looking at ways to defeat him and prevent him obtaining a term in office. Yesterday, a digital newspaper called TheStreet, turned to the most unlikely of people to discuss anti-Trump tactics, 14-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.
“Trump is the ultimate loose-aggressive player,” said Hellmuth in an interview with The Street, which seems to be true when you look at how a loose-aggressive player approaches the game of poker. Loose-aggressive players will play any two cards, attack relentlessly, and essentially bully their opponents into handing over their chips.
Thinking in terms of Trump’s tactics thus far, he is willing to take up any position to give himself an advantage, never apologizes, and continues to become louder and more abrasive. Plus, his bullying behavior can be seen as a strategy to get what he wants.
“When you’re playing against a loose-aggressive player, think of a harpoon,” Hellmuth said. “You nail them with a harpoon, on one big pot for all their chips. They’re a big target, and Trump is a big target.”