One Englishman is in the money after betting on Donald Trump to become president. John Mapping won £100,000 ($126,000) by placing 30 bets, totaling £5000 ($6,258), over 18 months on the real-estate mogul. Mapping, who owns the Camelot Castle Hotel, in Tintagel, Cornwall, first bet that Trump would win the Republican nomination at odds of 20-1. Metro chats with the 51-year-old about why he was convinced that the billionaire businessmen would win the race to the White House.
Why did you decide to bet on Trump?
For the last 20 years, I developed a simple mathematical algorithm that anyone can apply that allows one to analyze information to predict such outcomes. Three days after he announced he was running — due to that system and the easily accessible information coming out of the USA — I knew he would win and was totally certain. I never wavered in that certainty.
But the polls were indicating he would lose. Weren’t you scared that you would lose it all?
I was not at all scared as I had total certainty in my analysis.
Why did Trump beat Clinton, in your opinion?
Trump is the best possible choice for president of America at this time. That’s why he won. His intelligence is off the charts and it is combined with a kindness, love and a political philosophy that works.
Would you bet on Michelle Obama winning in 2020?
No! Most certainly I would not. I think Donald Trump will serve two terms. People will be delighted with his results.
What’s your next big political bet likely to be?
That Russia and the U.S. will become great allies. That Putin and Trump will work together with mutual respect and that we will see a renaissance on Earth that has only ever been imagined.