Bettors turn on Donald Trump after sexual abuse ruling
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'Punters are expecting him to pay a very high political price.'

Just hours after a jury found Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the civil case brought against the former President by E. Jean Carroll, punters are turning their backs in favor of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump was ordered to pay $5 million to Carroll after the jury found Trump had sexually abused and defamed the woman, though the jury did not rule in Carroll’s favor on her claim that he raped her.

Still, the ruling had an immediate effect on bettors as it relates to Trump’s chances in the 2024 election, with BoyleSports easing Trump’s odds from 2-1 to 5-2.

“Donald Trump may have been typically defiant when he was golfing in Ireland last week, but this ruling could well throw his 2024 bid off course and punters are expecting him to pay a very high political price,” BoyleSports spokesperson Lawrence Lyons said.

Trump still leads DeSantis in Primary betting, with 8-15 odds.

But DeSantis saw his odds improve, from 3-1 to 7-4 to earn the GOP nomination for President. His odds of beating President Joe Biden in the General Election also got a bump, from 11-2 to 9-2.

Biden still remains the favorite overall, with a bump from 2-1 to 6-4 after the President confirmed he would seek re-election.

Other GOP candidates in the betting mix include former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Of those, Haley has the best odds of earning her party’s nomination, at 28-1. Scott follows at 33-1 while Carlson trails at 40-1.

BoyleSports odds also evaluate potential General Election candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom and Haley, all as long shots.

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  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 10, 2023 at 7:25 am

    He threw plates of food against the wall. He tore the backs of seats out of limousines. He tore patches of hair out of his first wife’s head. Many frauds, thefts, lies, and sex assaults. GOP response: Give him the nuclear codes again.

    • Liberal Lunatic

      May 10, 2023 at 8:32 am

      Joe Biden asks, “What are nuclear codes”? They probably have to put them on the teleprompter so the hologram can read them. You liberals ready for the chaos that will take place tomorrow at once was our Southern Border?

      • Elliott Offen

        May 10, 2023 at 8:45 am

        👆 Victim of far right propaganda. Needs hospital or jail.

        • Liberal Lunatic

          May 10, 2023 at 8:55 am

          You ready for tomorrow Elliott? Let’s put a tent city where you live. I’m sure you have one of those “no one is illegal” signs at your parents house. Mom and Dad willing to take them in?🤣

          • Elliott Offen

            May 10, 2023 at 9:30 am

            👆Far right propaganda has rotted the brain.. allowed the rich to gain his support and keep every penny of his until he is penniless and dead. Duped terrorist for billionaires..sad existence.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

        Hey Mo-Ell, Try changing the subject. That always makes your guy a better candidate. Lo-LL.

        • Liberal Lunatic

          May 10, 2023 at 12:36 pm

          Looks like you flunked English in school. Better use that PED to correct your grammar.

          • Dont Say FLA

            May 10, 2023 at 6:32 pm

            I admit it. I was wrong.You tried changing the subject, but your candidate is still a loser.

  • tom palmer

    May 10, 2023 at 10:06 am

    And Trump confused E. Jean Carroll with one of his ex-wives. Maybe he’s the one with dementia.

    • Liberal Lunatic

      May 10, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Let’s put Biden and Trump both up for cognitive testing. Wanna bet who flunks?

      • Elliott Offen

        May 10, 2023 at 11:11 am

        Trump is a narcissistic psychopath. He will just get his own doctor to give him a clean bill of health.

      • Jay Smif

        May 10, 2023 at 1:22 pm

        Let’s put them both in a cage, and see how long it takes for Orange Hitler’s fatty heart to give out. Over/under is three minutes, cultist.

      • Rob Desantos

        May 10, 2023 at 1:48 pm

        Trump would just pay some dupe to take the test for him, as is his custom.

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