Donald Trump now second favourite behind Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the US
It was a momentous night for the anti-establishment Presidential candidates in New Hampshire, with left-wing Democrat Bernie Sanders and outspoken Republican Donald Trump enjoying big wins in the latest round of voting.
Trump is now as short as 3/1 with Betfred to replace Barack Obama as the next US President, although bet365 take a dimmer view of the tycoon’s prospects of landing residency at the White House. They offer 9/2.
Even so, the billionaire star of The Apprentice has made a huge impact since entering the running to be the Republican candidate for US President and he’s now a best price 11/8 about winning that particular post.
Bet365 offer 5/4 that it will be Trump going up against either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders and it’s clear that the latter has a real chance of pipping a lady who has been front-runner in the Presidential market for several months.
After taking the stage Mr Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president God ever made.”
He said: “Politicians are making deals for their benefit. Now we are going to make the deals for the American people.
“We are going to start winning again. We don’t win on trade, we can’t beat Isil. We are going to win so much. We are going to make America greater than ever before.”
His words are certainly resonating with large chunks of disgruntled blue-collar workers who are keen to have their voice heard and feel disaffected by the level of immigration that they perceive has affected all sorts of issues.
Clinton remains hot favourite to be Democrat candidate, with Ladbrokes offering a best price 1/4 and Hillary admitted that she has work to do in order to claim the candidacy.
Bernie Sanders is a 7/2 chance with Sky Bet and will have high hopes after a resounding New Hampshire win, although he needs plenty of momentum as the campaign continues.
He told supporters: “Together we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California.
“The government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of the wealthy.”
In a concession speech Mrs Clinton said: “I know I have some work to do particularly with young people. People have every right to be angry. But they’re also hungry, they’re hungry for solutions.”