Carville: Trump is 'pretty stupid when it comes to politics'
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Democratic strategist James Carville said on Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE is losing the fight against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE and that the Republican presidential nominee is “pretty stupid when it comes to politics.”

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During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Carville said Trump’s campaign is pushing away the rest of the Republican Party and endangering his chances of winning.

“These guys have been outflanked, outmaneuvered, outsmarted, and they’re not taking it very well,” Carville said of the campaign. “They’re just going to have to stand there and just get beat because that’s what’s going to happen to Trump. He’s just getting slapped around every time you turn around."

Carville later added, “If anything, he’s pretty stupid when it comes to politics."

Asked if Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has arranged a “backroom” alliance with the Bush family in order to attract the former presidents’ aides and officials, Carville said that the mass defections are a result of Trump’s poor political acumen rather than an establishment conspiracy.

“What’s happening is people see this guy is a loser and he’s not running a very smart campaign,” he said.