With the United Kingdom busy vexing itself over a Brexit, Donald Trump’s antics over in America may have gone unnoticed by some, but as the UK prepares for a non-EU future, the race for the White Horse is creeping back onto the front pages on British shores once more.
Unfortunately for Trump, the general consensus isn’t good.
The real estate mogul caused his latest controversy on Tuesday, with comments that some have claimed hints at an assassination threat against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Debating the Second Amendment – Americans’ right to bear arms – Trumps latest headline-grabber has seemingly only served to divide the Grand Old Party further.
It certainly piqued the interest of the US Secret Service, who have revealed they’ve spoken to Trump more than once regarding his comments on the Second Amendment.
Here in the UK, all the betting has pointed to a Clinton victory in November’s election.
A huge 94 per cent of this week’s money has been for the former Secretary of State to prevail in three months’ time.
And punters aren’t just backing her to simply win, but win well, with the bookies forced to cut odds on Clinton winning the popular vote by over 10 per cent from 5/1 to 3/1.
And with the Republican party still allegedly uneasy about their candidate, the odds on Trump being replaced before the election have also been given the chop, halving from 10s into 5s.
It’s likely that Trump will be allowed to maintain his candidancy, of course, but that hasn’t stopped a few political punters backing him to endure a nightmare election, with a number of stakes placed on the New Yorker to lose every state this November at 33/1.
There’s a long way to go before America heads to the polls, and in this world in which Donald Trump is a candidate, things take a new turn on an almost daily basis.
But the money being laid out for Clinton, in addition to the vibe across the pond, suggests the Republican candidate has a lot of ground to make up if he is to succeed Barack Obama in the White House next year.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.