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Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicts Warren will be the Democratic nominee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicts Warren will be the Democratic nominee
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Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersTrump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event MORE Sanders predicted in a new interview that the 2020 Democratic Party nominee for president will be Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 MORE (D-Mass.).

The former Trump aide told John Catsimatidis on AM 970's "The Answer" that Warren will likely be the nominee due to the momentum the Massachusetts senator has seen in recent weeks.

But Sanders added that an outcome would be beneficial to President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE.

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“The only person who is been on a steady incline and continuing to gain momentum and gain support seems to be Elizabeth Warren. There couldn’t be better news for President Trump," Sanders said.

"The far-left radical ideas that she’s bringing to the table are just not going to sell in most of America. And I think that is a great thing … for the country — because it helps make sure that we get four more years under this president," she added.

Sanders went on to predict that Warren would not make a pivot towards more centrist policies after winning the contentious Democratic primary, which has seen battles over progressive ideas such as Medicare-for-all.

"Elizabeth Warren, I don’t think she wants to come back to the middle," Sanders said. "I think she believes that the far left side is right. I think it’s a scary thing for America if she became president.”

Warren has surged in some recent polls and now sits in second place behind Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin MORE (D) in some polls of early primary states, while being closely followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay MORE (I-Vt.).