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Carville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race

James Carville told MSNBC on Thursday that he believes there's a “significant chance” that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE will drop out of the presidential race against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' MORE.

“I think there is a significant chance he doesn’t run,” Carville told "Morning Joe" on Thursday. “This thing is going so poorly. He’s so far back. It doesn’t make much sense for him to run.”

Carville, the longtime Democratic strategist, also said he believes that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Feinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight MORE (R-Ky.) and other top Republicans will turn on Trump after Labor Day if he stays in the race.

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"This is the great ‘Moscow Mitch’ strategy. After Labor Day, we’re going to turn on him. That’s really going to work,” a sardonic Carville said.

Carville has been off before with such predictions.

In October 2016, he also predicted that Trump would drop out of the presidential race in an interview with HBO's Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher, Trump adviser Jenna Ellis spar over election results Carville predicts Biden will quickly be declared winner: 'Not going to be close' Conservative group unveils ad accusing liberals of attacking Barrett's faith MORE, while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFederal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world Intercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years MORE.

"I think he's going to quit. Really, right now, I'm saying right here," he said at the time.

Trump currently trails Biden by 9.3 points in the RealClearPolitics index of polls while also trailing in key battleground states he captured four years ago.