Odds are, Trump will not finish his term as president. That’s the latest word from bookmakers Ladbrokes and Bovada, and there’s still time to place your bets.
Ladbrokes, which covers everything from sports to Irish and US Elections, has three ‘Donald Trump Specials’ on their tote board. The first places the odds of Trump not being re-elected in 2020 at 2/7, (highly likely). The second rates Trump’s failure to complete his current term at 4/5, which is as close to a sure thing as any gambler could hope for.
The odds on whether he leaves office via impeachment or resignation are even money, but you get the idea. In the betting world, Donald Trump is only a ‘favorite’ for failure.
As to when Trump will be ousted, the odds point to soon. The best are 3/1 in 2018, followed by 5/1 in 2017, and 6/1 in 2019.
Bovada which also takes bets on both sporting events and political races, asks the question: ‘Will Donald Trump resign the presidency in his first term?’ So far, the odds are overwhelmingly, ‘Yes.’
According to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, large sums have begun to be placed on Trump calling it quits…
The move in the odds occurred after a week of controversy for Trump, beginning with his much-criticized comments about violence in Charlottesville, in which he equated the actions of white nationalists and neo-Nazis to those protesting them…
As the week progressed, multiple business advisory panels had to be shut down after corporate leaders decided they no longer wanted to be associated with a president accused of defending neo-Nazis. The week ended with Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, losing his job.
Bookmakers may not be political scientists, but they are masters of math and outcomes, minus the partisan baggage. That gives them more credibility than Trump himself.
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