Donald Trump made headlines yesterday by promising to unveil “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States.” Mr. Trump is keeping his “big Obama announcement” under wraps for now, and at least one online gambling operation is taking bets about what presidential surprise the real estate mogul and reality television star has in store.
Paddy Power, an Irish firm that describes itself as “Europe’s largest betting company” sent out a press release this morning announcing their odds on Mr. Trump’s alleged October surprise.
“The most likely announcement according to the Irish betting house is that Trump, a known birther theorist, will tell us that Obama is not American at 2/5 while it’s a far less likely 8/1 for the business man to endorse the Democratic candidate,” the statement said.
Paddy Power is also allowing bettors to put their money on some other possibilities that seem even more remote than Mr. Trump ending his support of Mitt Romney. View all of their odds below.
2/5 Obama is not an American
4/1 Trump to ‘Fire an Obama Impersonator’
8/1 Trump to endorse Obama
50/1 Obama to guest on Celebrity Apprentice
75/1 Obama to be given Honorary Membership of Trump International Golf Links
250/1 Obama knows the Moon landing was staged
250/1 Obama to host of the apprentice if Romney takes the White House
250/1 Obama is an Alien
500/1 Trump “I’m your father Obama”
500/1 Obama wears a wig
Mr. Trump has persistently criticized President Barack Obama and raised questions about his American citizenship. Paddy Power spokesman Féilim Mac An Iomaire said Mr. Trump’s view of the president makes the potential October surprise especially interesting.
“Its no secret that there’s little love lost between these two, and it will be interesting to see whether or not Donald’s Trump card on Obama will have an impact on the Presidential race,” Mr. Mac An Iomaire said.
Recent weeks have seen several rumors of potential presidential election bombshells, including reports that noted attorney and political scandal veteran Gloria Allred may be about to break news, and an “October Surprise” website that turned out to be a prank. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Mr. Trump has in store, as he’s keeping his announcement under wraps.
“Stay tuned for my big Obama announcement— probably on Wednesday,” Mr. Trump wrote in a recent tweet on the subject.
(Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father in law of Jared Kushner, the owner of Observer Media Group.)