Trump may not want to look at betting odds on his impeachment if he wants to get 2018 off to a positive start. The odds would likely leave the president on the brink of his first tweet-storm in 2018, Newsweek reports.
The gambling website Paddy Power from Ireland thinks it’s highly unlikely the U.S. president lasts his first term in office without being impeached. The odds are currently 4/7 that the president is impeached before inauguration day 2021.
The gambling website has additional ominous betting odds for the White House. Of the three years Trump has remaining in his presidency, the betting site has impeachment most likely in 2018.
The House of Representatives, which has the sole power to impeach a president, got started in 2017 as Democratic Texas Rep. Al Green introduced and forced a vote on articles of impeachment against the president. The vote failed overwhelmingly, but it did garner the support of 58 Democrats.
The odds of Trump being impeached are likely dependent on two factors. The first major factor is the FBI investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The second factor is the 2018 midterms, which could potentially see the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. Should Democrats win control of the chamber, they could be emboldened to humiliate the president by voting to impeach him.
Donald Trump may be safe for now, but he may very well spend the next few years nervously looking over his shoulder.