Donald Trump's odds of winning 2020 election at all-time high

Will Metcalfe
Contributor
President Donald Trump pictured following the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll.

Donald Trump’s odds of being re-elected are at an all-time high, according to one bookmaker.

The president’s odds of winning the 2020 presidential election have been cut to 5/4 by Ladbrokes after the 45th president managed to rideout the Mueller probe.

Mr Trump, who was elected in 2016, began his re-election campaign officially filing with the Federal Election Commission on the day of his inauguration on January 20 2017.

In November Mr Trump confirmed vice-president Mike Pence will be his running mate.

Donald Trump filed for re-election on the day he was inaugurated. Pictured here addressing Congress in 2017. (Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)

Following up the Tweet Ladbrokes Politics said: “Mueller removed a lot of the uncertainty about whether he'd make it as far as polling day 2020.”

The news comes as it was confirmed that the president will make his long-awaited state visit to the UK - an announcement greeted with condemnation and threats of mass demonstrations.

Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the visit, planned for June, as a chance for the UK and the US "to strengthen our already close relationship", while the White House said it would "reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship" between the two nations.

Security around the visit is expected to be high and the organisation Stand Up To Trump said campaigners have pledged to mobilise huge numbers in response to the president's trip.

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Buckingham Palace formally announced the state visit as the Queen is the president's host, and it is understood the monarch's official London home will be the venue for the visit and where the traditional state banquet will be held for Mr Trump and his wife Melania.

But the president is not expected to stay at the palace because of renovations being undertaken in the East Wing, part of a long-term project to refurbish the royal residence.

Mr Trump's trip was expected to have taken place in 2017 but the president reportedly told Mrs May that year he would not come to Britain for his state visit until he is sure of getting a "better reception".

A White House spokesman said: "This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom."