President Trump is undoubtedly one of the most controversial figures in modern, American political history, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
The President was an outlier from the start, given his status as a born-and-bred New Yorker coming to DC to “drain the swamp”. As it turns out, the swamp doesn’t want to be drained and his efforts to do so have been minimal at best.
Now, with 4 months until the election, President Trump seems to be ready to rock and oll.
But that’s not what James Carville thought at all.
Democratic strategic James Carville said Thursday he sees a “significant chance” that President Donald Trump will withdraw from the presidential race before the 2020 election, and predicted that congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will turn on him if he remains in the running.
“I think there is a significant chance he doesn’t run,” Carville said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I mean, this thing is going so poorly. He’s so far back. It doesn’t even — to me, it doesn’t make much sense for him to run.”
Carville said congressional Republicans might turn on the president after Labor Day in the event he remains in the race, but suggested some of those most likely to do so — Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — would seem like hypocrites for turning so quickly.
“This is the great ‘Moscow Mitch’ strategy. After Labor Day, we’re going to turn on him. That’s really going to work,” Carville said, sarcastically. “McSally and Sullivan and Lindsey have been licking his boots for three years and nine months. But boy, come Labor Day, we’re going to get some separation.
Carville has been known for some off-the-wall predictions in the past, and we can only imagine that this television appearance was just another bit of alarmist rhetoric meant to save himself a spot in the limelight.