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Wizard
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February 15th, 2017 at 4:16:55 PM permalink
It seems the betting for and against Trump is still going, according to this Washington Post article: As White House chaos grows, Trump is a ‘boon for business’ in Britain’s betting houses.

I was curious what all the bets were so found a whole bunch of them on Paddy Power. However, one they didn't have is one I have with a few people -- Will Donald Trump be president on January 19, 2020? NO EXCEPTIONS as to the reason he may not be president -- including, but not limited to, death, impeachment, resignation, or cause majeure.

The question for the poll is what do you think will happen to the Donald?
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Ayecarumba
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February 15th, 2017 at 4:29:39 PM permalink
Despite all the haters, the stock market is up, and he is making good on his promises. Things look good for a second term.

Real tests with Iran and North Korea coming soon though. It will be interesting to see if the lives of American troops on the ground are put in harms way.
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ams288
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February 15th, 2017 at 5:26:27 PM permalink
Complete first term and lose reelection.
The geniuses who thought HRC was running a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza shop just can't connect the dots on all this trump-Russia stuff....
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February 15th, 2017 at 5:33:38 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Complete first term and lose reelection.



I think that is the most likely outcome too.

And to the person who voted "That's not how you spell majeure, Wiz," how are you supposed to spell it?
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February 15th, 2017 at 6:44:41 PM permalink
I want action on trump completing 4 years as president
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February 15th, 2017 at 6:54:04 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I want action on trump completing 4 years as president


I'll go $100 at +300 that he won't be President Jan 20, 2021.
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February 15th, 2017 at 7:01:11 PM permalink
Wait, you want to bet $100 to win $300 if Trump isn't re-elected? Or am I reading your post incorrectly?
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February 15th, 2017 at 7:05:52 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

Wait, you want to bet $100 to win $300 if Trump isn't re-elected? Or am I reading your post incorrectly?



You know me. I suck at phrasing bets.


I meant to include all reasons that could happen, including not being re-elected, which would result in another person being president that day at noon.
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djatc
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February 15th, 2017 at 7:12:17 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I'll go $100 at +300 that he won't be President Jan 20, 2021.



I should get odds since trump is most likely gonna be 86ed from the white house
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February 15th, 2017 at 7:35:17 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I should get odds since trump is most likely gonna be 86ed from the white house



Nope. No President has ever been 86'd. 4 have been assassinated, which might count as an 86, but everybody completed their term, resigned, or left feet first.

Out of 45, only ~6 have run again and lost. I'm not counting Cleveland: he lost and won again. ~20 have 2 terms, so I'm giving you a break. (I'm out and about so just did a quick scan of the list)

Trump has already filed for re-election (supposedly so he can collect contributions) so he intends to run.

He has huuuuuge name recognition which will only grow with 4 years of breathless coverage. People vote for celebrities.
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