Updating its President Trump betting markets, Paddy Power has placed Attorney General Jeff Sessions as current 5/4 favourite in its ‘You’re Fired…Next member of the Trump Administration to resign or get sacked’ market.
A Trump administration stalwart, Sessions’ position as the leader of the Department of Justice has come under threat following comments made by President Trump to The New York Times.
In a scathing recorded interview, Trump criticised Sessions for recusing himself from being involved in the overseeing of the ‘Russia – Trump 2016 Campaign’ which to date has dogged the Trump presidency.
Trump blames Sessions recusal, for ultimately leading to the appointment of a ‘special counsel’ investigating his 2016 Election Campaign and its potential connections with Russia. The President tells The New York Times, that had he known of Sessions actions ‘I wouldn’t have hired him’.
On Thursday Sessions publicly commented on Trump’s rebuke, stating that he planned to continue as Attorney General and that he ‘loved the Administration’.
Commenting on the Trump market, Feilim Mac An Iomaire Head of PR for Paddy Power stated
“Thus far the only thing worse than Trump’s presidency has been his hair but with the Russia investigation coming down the tracks that could be about to change. The Donald’s inner circle have always remained loyal but Sessions’ head could be on the chopping block having rocked the boat with his recusal.”