Leno on Trump: He's going to drop out

Comedian Jay Leno doesn't think Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE will last in the GOP presidential race, and predicts he'll exit when his poll numbers drop.


“You know he will,” Leno said Wednesday of the GOP front-runner on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "You know he’s going to drop out. As soon as he drops in the polls, he’s gone.”

Leno admitted he appreciated the comedy material in the 2016 race, citing former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzJim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz Hillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech MORE (R-Texas) as two White House hopefuls he finds amusing.

“My favorite guy right now is a guy I talked about last night, Martin O’Malley,” Leno said. "He’s 2 percent in the polls. He’s been in the race for eight months and he’s only tied with low-fat milk. That’s not good — you need more.

“I’m enjoying Ted Cruz,” Leno continued. "I don’t want to say he’s right wing, but he feels that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is not pro-Israel enough. That would be right.

“I think it’s hilarious,” Leno said of the presidential race. "It’s very funny to watch. I’m enjoying the whole spectacle of it.”

Leno also praised former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) for the way they present themselves on the campaign trail.

“I still think he has the best chance,” he said of Bush. "You can’t even count him out. [He can] just stand off to the side and watch the others tear each other apart.

“The guy I like is a guy from Ohio,” Leno said, referencing Kasich. "He seems like a normal, decent guy.”

Trump leads the GOP field nationally in multiple polls, despite never holding elected office.