- Sportsbook offering -850 odds that US President Donald Trump won’t be in attendance at Super Bowl 54
- Odds established at 13.5 as the total on Trump tweets during Super Bowl Sunday
- The President tweeted just three times on the day of the game last year
Donald Trump has been showing up at quite a few sporting events of late. However, as much as he likes spending his weekends in Florida, don’t expect to see him at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday Bowl Sunday.
No sitting US President has ever attended a Super Bowl game, and sportsbooks don’t see that changing for this year’s big game. Odds make no the odds-on -850 favorite in a prop bet on whether US President Trump will attend the Feb. 2 showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Anticipating that Trump will instead let his thumbs do his taking, Bookmakers also set the total bar on tweets by the President on Super Bowl Sunday at 13.5.
Will US President Donald Trump Attend 2020 Super Bowl
Odds taken Jan. 20th.
In recent months, Trump has taken in a World Series game at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. He attended a UFC card at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Most recently, he traveled to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to watch LSU win the College Football Playoff championship against Clemson.
However, this year’s odds that Trump will attend the Super Bowl are even longer than last year. Sportsbooks have pegged the line on Trump attending the 2019 Super Bowl at -700.
The only US President who’s ever attended the Super Bowl game was George HW Bush. But that was at Super Bowl 51, years following his term in the White House from 1989-92.
While in office, Ronald Reagan took part in the coin toss for Super Bowl 19 but did so via satellite from the Oval Office.
The most involved President in terms of the Super Bowl might’ve been Richard Nixon. He sought to send some plays he drew up to Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula prior to Super Bowl 6.
Perhaps Shula should’ve run those plays. The Dallas Cowboys hammered the Dolphins 24-3. Until the Los Angeles Rams lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots last year, the Dolphins were the only team in Super Bowl history that had failed to score a touchdown.
Trump a Bosa Fan
While Trump didn’t tweet at all about either of Sunday’s conference championship games, it’s known the he’s a fan of 49ers rookie defensive lineman Nick Bosa.
Nick Bosa realizing he’s one win away from meeting Trump. pic.twitter.com/cdLLfmP3XT
— Trash Talk NFL (@TrashTalkNFL) January 20, 2020
Bosa took some heat prior to the 2019 NFL Draft for social media posts critical of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was criticized by Trump for kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in protest of police brutality against African-Americans.
Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019
Bosa later deleted that tweet, as well as some pro-Trump posts. But he still won praise from POTUS 45.
Total Donald Trump Tweets On Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 2
The last few Super Bowl Sundays have also led to some quiet time for the President. His frequent weekend tweet storms have grown silent on the day of the NFL’s most important game.
Last year, he tweeted just three times on Feb. 3 while his beloved Patriots were dropping the Rams to claim their sixth title. Trump’s only tweet on that had to do with his favorite sport golf and Trump buddy Tiger Woods.
Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday. The answer is Great! He was long, straight & putted fantastically well. He shot a 64. Tiger is back & will be winning Majors again! Not surprisingly, Jack also played really well. His putting is amazing! Jack & Tiger like each other.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019
During Super Bowl 52, Trump’s only tweet was to offer his congratulations to the champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on a great Super Bowl victory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
He was somewhat more active the year before, when the Patriots staged a huge rally to beat the Atlanta Falcons.
What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Of course, that year also saw Trump appear on the Fox pre-game show.
Why This Year Might Be Different
Trump could be busily rage tweeting on Feb. 2nd and it might not have anything to do with the NFL Championship being decided.
I JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2020
His impeachment trial begins in the US Senate on Tuesday. Based on the length of Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial, Trump’s session could still be ongoing when the Super Bowl is taking place. As well, the Iowa caucuses are slated for Feb. 3rd.
Still, 13.5 tweets seems like a lot for a Sunday.
Pick: Under 13.5 (-120).