Who tried to top Trump? We’ve priced up the New York Times op-ed author

The Donald's been waylaid by a dissenter from within his staff, and we've priced up the runners and riders for the identity of Trump's traitor...


It’s the question the President has been working fastidiously on for the past few days: who told the truth about him in a New York Times editorial piece?

So far, Donald Trump’s thirty-seven minutes of graft have yielded no results – but a s**t-tonne of tweets, at least.

But the Don’s net could be tightening, thanks to our traders.

Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; President Donald Trump stands for the national anthem before the 2018 CFP national championship college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


We’ve priced up the odds on who wrote the controversial op-ed, installing outgoing White House counsel Don McGahn as the favourite (5/1).

Also amongst the front-runners are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Chief of Staff John Kelly (all 6/1).

First Lady Melania Trump is a lengthy 200/1 in the betting, while the Donald himself is 500/1 – that really would be the ultimate trolling from the internet’s least popular troll.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wait to welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull to the White House in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Our own Paddy Power said: “Amid all the controversy, it’s good to know that someone is trying to manage how much damage Donald Trump wreaks in this season of his Presidential reality show.

“But he’s survived much worse during his first term – namely, his own chaotic decision-making and public outbursts.”


5/1 Don McGahn
6/1 John Kelly
6/1 James Mattis
6/1 Dan Coats
8/1 Kellyanne Conway
10/1 Fiona Hill
10/1 Gina Haspel
12/1 Jeff Sessions
14/1 Nikki Haley
16/1 Mile Pompeo
16/1 Mike Pence
33/1 Jared Kushner
40/1 Steven Munchin
50/1 Betsy DeVos
50/1 James Patterson
100/1 J.K. Rowling
200/1 Ivanka Trump
200/1 Hillary Clinton
200/1 Melania Trump
400/1 Barack Obama
500/1 Donald Trump
500/1 Eric Trump


What do you think?