Bannon: O'Rourke, Buttigieg, Harris campaigning 'like they are running for student council president'
Added 05-21-19 08:57:01am EST - “Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Monday characterized some Democrats running for president as "running like they are running for student council president" by not talking about issues related to China,” - Thehill.com
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Former White House chief strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonJuan Williams: The new abnormal Catholic cardinal says Steve Bannon using monastery for political purposes How Russia exploited Trump's messy presidential transition MORE on Monday characterized some Democrats running for president as “running like they are running for student council president” by not talking about issues related to China, Iran and Venezuela.
During an appearance in Fox Business, Bannon specifically pointed out poll numbers for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection California Democrats face crisis of credibility after lawsuits Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' MORE (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel Trump hits Fox News after Buttigieg town hall: 'What is going on with Fox?' MORE (D) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeOvernight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan O'Rourke says he would 'absolutely' do Fox News town hall CNN announces four more town halls featuring 2020 Dems MORE (D-Texas), who are all polling in single digits and trailing frontrunner former Vice President and frontrunner Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget The Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Trump: Foreign countries want Biden in office so they can continue 'ripping off' the US MORE by at least 30 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
"As you look at that landscape, who would you say is biggest threat for Donald Trump in 2020?" host Trish Regan asked the former executive editor of Breitbart News.
"Well, listen, since I think these election are now about persuasion but mobilization, and looking off of [the midterm elections of] 2018, well, [Democrats] did a great job," Bannon said while speaking from Paris. "Remember in the House races, they beat us 52-46, I think they got six or eight million votes more. 2018 should be studied in detail. It’s about mobilization."
"They have some terrific young candidates, but nobody has broken out," Bannon said. "I think one of the reasons they are in single digits, is Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete [Buttigieg], Beto [O'Rourke], across the board, they are running like they are running for student council president. They are not talking about China. They’re not talking about Iran. They’re not talking about Venezuela.
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