Leno on Trump: He's going to drop out

Comedian Jay Leno doesn't think Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? 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 CruzIs this any way for NASA to build a lunar lander? GOP strategist predicts Biden will win nomination, cites fundraising strength 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 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.