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 Trump will drop out of the presidential race against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“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 McConnell (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 Maher, while also predicting a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“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.