A starting president’s impeachment has never been discussed more than before Donald Trump got into the White House. As soon as he won the election, there were numerous petitions for his impeachment and endless experts have weighed in on his constitutional violations and scandals, all of which could also get him removed from office.
Thanks to new data, it doesn’t seem like Trump will be in office for the 8 years he claimed he would be. In fact, this nightmare America is suffering from is probably going to be over before his first term ends. According to oddsmakers, Trump’s odds of being impeached or resigning before his term are now at their highest – a whopping 4/5.
Matthew Shaddick, head of political betting at the UK betting house Ladbrokes, said:
I think it’s a reaction to continued probes into Russian influence plus the health care bill failure.”
Shaddick also believes that there is a 56% chance that Trump will be impeached. These odds are part of a series of “Donald Trump Specials” by Ladbrokes. These oddsmakers are also betting on things like whether or not Trump will be re-elected in 2020, and if Trump will visit Russia by the end of 2017. Take a look at the ongoing bets:
Of course, gambling odds aren’t the most reliable, but considering how poorly Trump’s first two months in the White House have gone, these predictions probably aren’t that far off. And apparently, Trump odds are extremely popular at Ladbrokes, with everyone wanting to take bets on Trump’s likely and much-desired impeachment. Jessica Bridge, a spokesperson for Ladbrokes, said:
The money is showing no signs of slowing down and we’ve been forced to cut Trump’s impeachment odds accordingly. We’ve taken five times the amount of bets on him failing to see out his full term than on him doing so.”
According to the U.S. Constitution, “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors” can cause a president to be impeached. Considering that Trump is currently undergoing a massive investigation over Russia, and has several personal lawsuits against him (sexually assaulting several women, running a fraudulent “university”, etc.), Trump definitely hasn’t helped to make a case for his innocence.
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