A dismal week for US President Donald Trump has also impacted the 2020 election odds. Challenger Joe Biden (-114) regained the favorite’s role from Trump (-110). Photo by: Gage Skidmore (flickr).
- Democratic challenger Joe Biden has regained the favorite’s role from Donald Trump in the 2020 election odds
- Biden’s average betting line shortened to -114
- Incumbent Trump’s odds faded to -110
A difficult week for US President Donald Trump got a little bit worse when the latest betting line on the 2020 US Presidential election was unveiled.
Challenger Joe Biden is the favorite to win the election and his advantage over Trump grew in the last five days. Biden, whose betting line improved for the first time since late July, jumped back into the favorite’s role this week at odds of -114.
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Trump, who’d moved back on top of the Presidential election odds following the recent Republican National Convention, slumped to -110.
Wait . . . There Are Tapes?
Among the many weaknesses that have been revealed during Trump’s tenure in the White House is that he clearly isn’t a student of history.
Whether it’s his reference to American forces capturing airports during the Revolutionary War, or him emphatically stating how he’s been treated worse as President than Abraham Lincoln, a man who was literally assassinated while on the job, it’s been apparent that the Donald isn’t well read.
President Trump: “If Bob Woodward thought what I said was bad then he should have immediately, right after I said it, gone out to the authorities so they can prepare…”@PhilipRucker: “Bob Woodward is not the president.”
Full video here: https://t.co/EYGgLk4KMP pic.twitter.com/0azoUnGRLA
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 10, 2020
That being said, you’d think someone in his Administration would have clued into what happened between President Richard Nixon and journalist Bob Woodward. Even Trump must’ve heard a little bit about Watergate, right?
Apparently not. Trump agreed to on-the-record recorded interviews with Woodward, who teamed with Carl Bernstein to bring down Nixon in the 1970s over the Watergate break-in scandal.
It wasn’t one interview . . . or two. Nope, it was 17 in total.
Bob Woodward tells CNN that Trump is lying and the president never gave him his personal cell phone number.
Instead, Woodward says, the president would “frequently” call him “unexpectedly.” Also, CNN obtained a call log showing many of Trump’s calls lasted over a half-hour. pic.twitter.com/bFyZoCZFGW
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 10, 2020
Among the Trump revelations revealed in Woodward’s new book, Rage, was how Trump knew back in January that the novel coronavirus was going to be a deadly pandemic. Yet, for public consumption, he downplayed the seriousness of the virus, comparing it to the flu. He mocked the wearing of masks for protection from the disease.
Meanwhile, the US death toll from COVID-19 is at 190,000 and counting.
Nixon also taped all his innermost thoughts. That didn’t work out so well for him, either.
Trump Playing Into Biden’s Hands
They might not admit it for public consumption but the best strategy that Biden and the Democrats can employ leading up to the Nov. 3 election date is to just sit back and let Trump defeat himself.
The President’s narcissism, his need to play the big shot and show off to others, continues to be the inner demon that is digging his own grave as he seeks reelection to the Oval Office.
Joe Biden says it’s not surprising Pres. Trump revealed info about a new secret weapons system to Bob Woodward. “He seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself?” https://t.co/tPIFVzl8Px pic.twitter.com/e5x2UonhS1
— CNN (@CNN) September 10, 2020
Another revelation coming from the so-called Woodward tapes was Trump bragging about saving Saudi Arabian leader Prince Mohammed bin Salman from facing investigation by Congress to see if he played a role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump also explained to Woodward the inner workings of a new secret weapons system, a breach of national security.
Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein reacts to Bob Woodward’s conversation with Donald Trump.
“We are listening to the President of the United States, on tape, deliberately undermining the… national security of the United States… It is the smoking gun of his negligence.” pic.twitter.com/BKudA3sk88
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 9, 2020
To be honest, it’s what Trump does best. He’s all about self-promotion, selling his brand. It got him to where he is, but also continues to get him into trouble.
If he insists on maintaining this path – and based on his personal history, there’s no reason to believe that he won’t – then Trump’s odds will only worsen.
He could end up handing the Presidency to Biden on a silver platter.
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.