There is a "significant chance" that President Donald Trump won't run for reelection this fall, longtime Democrat political strategist James Carville said Thursday while doubling down on comments he made earlier in the week about the president's political future.
"This thing is going so poorly," Carville said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's so far back, it doesn't make much sense for him to run."
Carville said he believes Senate Republicans will "turn on" Trump after Labor Day.
"That's really going to work," said Carville, adding that GOP senators like Martha McSally, Lindsey Graham, and Joni Ernst have been "licking his boots for three years and nine months, but boy, come Labor Day, we're going to get some separation."
He added, however, that the "chances of that working are zero. He is going to take the whole outfit down with him."
Meanwhile, opposition groups such as Bill Kristol's Republican Voters Against Trump and the Lincoln Project will join forces, said Carville, adding that he is "part of a group of American people, we spend $75 million in 77 rural counties," and Trump "has no idea of what he's getting ready to get hit with."
There are "a lot more patriots in this country than he ever thought," said Carville. "People are just outraged and they're coming together and they don't care if they're Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative."
Kristol, whose group is spending $10 million on swing state ads that feature testimonials from Trump voters who are now for Biden, said it's important to give people permission to change their minds.
"There is some movement among Republican-leaning independents and skeptical Republicans away from Trump," said Kristol, adding that he hopes there are "good people" to prevent Trump from using executive powers to distort the election.
"But look at the Republican Senate," he said. "It's so shameful that they're not being serious about checking Trump now as opposed to thinking about, gee, maybe in September we'll separate ourselves."
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