Priebus: Trump needs Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to win in 2020

Former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusOvernight Defense: Inside the 3B House defense policy bill | Senators take new tack to challenge Saudi arms sales | Raytheon, United Technologies to merge Overnight Defense: Inside the 3B House defense policy bill | Senators take new tack to challenge Saudi arms sales | Raytheon, United Technologies to merge Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus officially joins Navy MORE warned in an interview that aired Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE needs to repeat his success in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2020 to win reelection.

Priebus told AM 970's "The Answer" that the president's path to victory in 2020 requires reigniting the support he received in working-class communities across the Rust Belt.

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"[Trump] has to win Wisconsin and Michigan," Priebus told host John Catsimatidis. "We have to win Pennsylvania."

"We’re likely to have a battle in Arizona, which is new for the Republican Party. I think we have to be very careful in Georgia," he continued.

The former White House aide and Republican National Committee chairman went on to add that current Democratic front-runners such as Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) would have trouble winning over working-class voters but that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Yang: Standing next to Biden on debate stage would help boost name recognition MORE would be more successful.

"I think Joe Biden would be a tough candidate in spite of these recent troubles he’s having. I think he’d be a tough candidate for the Democrats," he said.

"But other than that ... these guys are going to have a hard time in Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania. I don’t see them resonating on top of this universal health care talk and talk about socialism and free everything," he said." This just isn’t going to work for them."

Priebus, who was replaced by former chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, has remained a vocal supporter of the president and his administration since leaving the political sphere.

In December, it was reported that he had received a recommendation to be commissioned into the Navy by then-Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTop nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Top nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Overnight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One MORE, who has since left the Trump administration as well.