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 TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE will drop out of the presidential race against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears 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 McConnellMcConnell backs Garland for attorney general Trump to attend private RNC donor retreat The Patriot Party already exists — it's the Democrats 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) MaherA community of public servants is at our disposal, if only we'd train it Bill Maher for Biden's 'Minister of Truth' Without Trump, late-night 'comedy' becomes even more insufferable MORE, while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller 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.