Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020

Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly told a conservative Italian group that he believes a presidential ticket with former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeOvernight Defense: 2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran deal | Trump appeals ruling on male-only draft | Kudlow claims Iran sanctions won't hike oil prices Castro wants to follow Obama's lead on balancing presidency with fatherhood Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? K Street support to test Buttigieg MORE (D-Calif.) is the most challenging that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE could face in 2020. 

“Beto on the ticket with Harris is the most dangerous ticket for Trump,” Bannon said, according to the Daily Beast. Both Harris and O'Rourke are among a crowded Democratic field vying for the chance to take on Trump.

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“But don’t forget, the vampire is still alive: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MORE,” Bannon added. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has said she is not running again this cycle.

O'Rourke launched his campaign last week and raised more money on his first day than any other candidate so far. He and Harris are facing off against several other prominent politicians including Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Meghan McCain: Bernie Sanders supporting prisoners being able to vote 'bats**t insane' MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll The difference between good and bad tax reform MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerK Street support to test Buttigieg We should welcome workers' 'powerful victory' in the Stop & Shop strike Harris adds another to her list of endorsements in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.)

Bannon had a top position on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and also served in the White House until the summer of 2017. He has also worked as the executive chairman of the far-right website Breitbart News.