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Trump Will Not Last A Full Term In Office

Trump won't last through his term.

People across the globe have been placing actual monetary bets on Trump's presidential survival since the beginning of his term. And as you might guess, the odds are not in his favor.

Britain's online betting bookie site, Ladbrokes, has been taking bets since United States President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016. And this week, Trump's likelihood for impeachment or resignation has skyrocketed, MarketWatch reported.

Right after Trump was elected, Ladbrokes concluded that his chance for survival was 3 to 1, leaving a 25 percent chance he'd terminate early. But since then, Trump's administration has seen one scandal after another, plus a handful of cringe-worthy and ungraceful executive orders. So the numbers have changed to reflect new perceptions and predictions.

Jessica Bridge, Ladbrokes spokesperson, said, "As every day goes by, there’s a new Donald Trump controversy and punters are putting two and two together and backing him to leave."

The recent equations conclude that over 55 percent of Ladbrokes betters are predicting that Trump's term will cease before the end of 2017, Newsweek explains.

This comes after a tough week for the administration.

There was the tumultuous firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating the relationship between Trump and Russia. Some have called Trump's actions an obstruction of justice and compared his paranoia to that of former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.

The White House administration backed up the decision, stating that Comey didn't handle his position well. They cited his mistakes in the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton's emails while she was Secretary of State.

Then Trump faced a wake-up call when Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas read a speech to the House, calling for his impeachment.

"I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice," Green said in the speech.

There was also the hiring of a special prosecutor to look into the Trump-Russia allegations -- outside of the FBI investigation that has been put on hold following Comey's firing.

Trump called this action a "witch hunt" and stated that he has been treated worse than any other politician.

And then rumors began to surface that Trump asked Comey to not investigate into Michael Flynn, Trump's former National Security Adviser, who stepped down after allegations regarding his relationship with Russia and Turkey, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

The White House denied the claims.

This all happened in just one week.

Anyone else thinking of casting their bets and getting in on the deal? 

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Source: MarketWatch, Newsweek, Atlanta Journal Constitution / Photo credit: Pixabay

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