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 TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE will drop out of the presidential race against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin 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 McConnellGOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection Black lawmakers warn against complacency after Juneteenth victory Graham quips key to working with Trump: We both 'like him' MORE (R-Ky.) and other top Republicans will turn on Trump after Labor Day if he stays in the race.


"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) MaherMaher goes after Manchin: 'Most powerful Republican in the Senate' Maher calls college a 'grift,' compares it to Scientology Bill Maher rips celebrities considering running for office as malignant narcissists MORE, while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP 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.