Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum on Sept. 18, 2015 in Greenville, S.C.
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Trump predicts Rand Paul will be next to leave GOP race

Donald Trump is using his psychic powers once again.

The GOP presidential front-runner tweeted his prediction on Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race.

Prediction: Rand Paul has been driven out of the race by my statements about him – he will announce soon. 1%!” the tweet reads.

Trump’s following tweet says he hopes Paul will drop out, and his current supporters can come over to Trump.

“I will do a much better job for them,” Trump wrote.

Trump previously announced that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry would drop out of the race just about a week before Perry called it quits.

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Trump’s latest prediction may be backed by the news that Paul, who is the only candidate running for president and reelection to the Senate at the same time, is shifting his fundraising focus on his Senate race.

Paul, however, defended his position in the presidential race on Monday, saying he expects to be in the running as long as or longer than Trump, who he called a “clown.”

“By no means am I finished. I’m just getting started,” Paul said in an interview with CNN.

In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump holds his lead as first choice for republican primary voters with 21%, while Paul sits in eighth place with 3%.

Donald Trump, Election 2016 and Rand Paul

Trump predicts Rand Paul will be next to leave GOP race