Bet Trump Twitter Suspension Odds & Biden VP Choice As Klobuchar Dealt PR Hitby Zack Jones
Political betting odds have gotten their share of attention over the past few months, but oddsmakers were handed a unique opportunity this week when a tweet made by President Trump overshadowed the speculation surrounding Joe Biden's VP announcement.
Following a series of tweets posted in response to the Minneapolis riots, sportbooks have lined Trump having his Twitter account either suspended or deactivated in June at 9/1. Bettors can also wager that the same actions happening before the November 3rd election at a price of 6/1.
The conversation surrounding his account facing some sort of consequences heated up when the social media giant placed a warning on a specific tweet that it felt glorified violence.
Originally set at 250/1, the sudden change in odds came after the President began calling for the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a direct attack back at Twitter itself.
While the President has expressed his frustration with the social media platform numerous times, oddsmakers feel that Twitter's chances of facing any political backlash are slim, with them suggesting that Twitter being banned in the United States at 900/1.
Klobuchar Also Sees Fallout From Minneapolis Incident
Amy Klobuchar had long been the second most likely option behind Kamala Harris, but when it was revealed that Klobuchar had decided against the 2006 prosecution of the officer now arrested for the murder of George Floyd, her odds were quickly cut from 7/2 to 7/1.
This seemingly unrelated connection has many on social media calling for the Biden campaign to remove her name from contention.
Kamala Harris saw a slight increase in her odds to receive the VP nomination, moving from 6/4 to 6/5. Elizabeth Warren also saw her chances adjusted from 13/2 to 5/1.
Biden Continues To Trail Trump
In terms of the 2020 US Presidential election odds, President Donald Trump continues to hold a lead over Joe Biden for the upcoming election, and his current line of -135 is surprisingly higher than it had been in recent weeks given the poor run of publicity he has faced.
Joe Biden now sits at +110 to claim the Oval Office in November.