Long-serving Republican lawmakers have largely been very supportive of Donald Trump. The reason for that is obvious. Trump is useful to them in getting taxes cut and putting conservative judges in lifetime appointments.
But there may come a time, and it may be right now, where Trump is more trouble than he is worth. Democratic strategist James Carville recently predicted that time will come after Labor Day, and establishment Republicans will turn on him.
Carville said that Mitch McConnell and and Lindsey Graham could find that Trump’s outlived his usefulness. Along with those two, the strategist also named vulnerable GOP’ers like Martha McSally and Dan Sullivan as potential turncoats.
“This is the great ‘Moscow Mitch’ strategy,” Carville told the Morning Joe panel. “After Labor Day, we’re going to turn on him. That’s really going to work. 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. The chances of that working are zero. He is going to take the whole outfit down with him.”
Carville also predicted that Trump may quit before the election comes. He was joined in that sentiment by Fox host Charles Gasparino.
Gasparino tweeted recently, “GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound. Over the weekend I spoke to a sample of major players; one described Trumps current psyche as ‘fragile.'”
BREAKING— (thread)GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that @realDonaldTrump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound. Over the weekend I spoke to a sample of major players; one described Trumps current psyche as “fragile.” I’m
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) June 28, 2020
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