British bookies severely cutting odds on Trump impeachment ever since his election (VIDEO)
British bookmakers are taking a high volume of bets on whether US President Donald Trump will be impeached, resign, or even be assassinated before completing his first term in office.
According to one bookmaker, Ladbrokes, the chances of Trump failing to finish his first term in office have doubled since he was elected in November.
At election, the odds of Trump failing to make it through the full four-year term were 3/1 with Ladbrokes. Now, following his first three tumultuous weeks in the White House, the odds have shortened to 11/10, meaning there is almost a 50/50 chance.
“Trump says he’ll get the job done, but the money suggests otherwise,” Jessica Bridge, a spokesperson for Ladbrokes, told the Independent.
“Punters aren’t entirely convinced the next four years will be plain sailing and he could be out of the White House via impeachment or resignation sooner rather than later.”
Paddy Power has the odds of Trump resigning at 15/8, with the chances of him being impeached in 2017 at 4/1.
A Paddy Power spokesperson told the Express: “The odds of Trump being impeached during his first term have been slashed since his inauguration, as his reign has been a series of controversies and seeming missteps.
“We don’t think he should make himself too comfy.”
The bookies say there is a 4/7 chance Sean Spicer, the beleaguered White House press secretary, will leave or be sacked in 2018 or later.
RT’s Polly Boiko asked Londoners where they would place their bets.
“It’s wishful thinking, I hope he gets impeached,” one man said.
Another said: “I would bet he’s not going to last another six months.”
“Because his politics are just stupid. What he is trying to do is make World War Three or something?”
Democrats in Congress have already raised the possibility of impeaching Trump.
Earlier this month, Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters revealed that her “greatest desire was to lead” Trump right into impeachment.
“I have not called for impeachment yet. He’s doing it himself.”