Amid President Donald Trump and his campaign’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, country singer John Rich is putting money on President-elect Joe Biden not being sworn in as president. On Tuesday, the country crooner made a lighthearted $10,000 charitable bet on that belief with journalist Adam Gold.
Responding to a tweet from Gold regarding the Supreme Court’s Tuesday ruling rejecting the GOP’s bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s election results, Rich said that he still felt “very confident” that come Jan. 20, Trump will remain in the Oval Office. Rich is feeling so confident, in fact, that he is willing to put money on it, asking Gold to “make our bet official.” Under the terms of the bet he offered up, both Rich and Gold would put $10,000 into an escrow account. If Biden is sworn in, as Gold believes he will be, Gold will be able to donate Rich’s betting money to Folds of Honor, which provides “educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled service members.” If Trump were to remain in office, however, Rich would donate Gold’s betting money to a charity of the writer’s choice.