Following the announcement that Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders will be running for president in 2020, Americans are curious what the prediction is as to which of the dozen 2020 Democratic candidates will against likely Republican candidate, incompact President Donald Trump.
According to Mediaite’s recent reporting, following Sanders announcement, Trump is still the overwhelming favorite with 3-2 odds of winning.
Washington Secrets columnist Paul Bedard, who spoke with the sportsbook manager at BetOnline.ag, Dave Mason wrote the following after Sanders’ Tuesday announcement.
“There were no changes to Sanders’ odds following the announcement. We had it as a foregone conclusion that he will be in the Democratic mix,” he said.
“We did take some bets on Sanders this morning — he has the fourth highest bet count out of the Democrats behind Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke,” he added.
Sanders didn’t hold back going after his potential nemesis in the 2020 election. According to Newsweek, the Vermont senator told Vermont Public Radio that he believes Trump to be an “embarrassment.”
“I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country,” Sanders said. “I think he is a pathological liar.… I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.”
The 77-year-old Sanders has already received donations from all 50 states, Newsweek reported, and is making a resolution to “move the revolution forward.”
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent lawmaker said in the interview, noting how he stunned Democrats when he made a strong bid for the party’s 2016 nomination.
“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders, 77, told VPR’s Bob Kinzel.
I'm running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country. Say you're in: https://t.co/KOTx0WZqRf pic.twitter.com/T1TLH0rm26
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 19, 2019
“And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of—a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings—that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”