Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren 'wannabe socialists'

Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren 'wannabe socialists'
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called Democratic presidential candidates Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum MORE "wannabe socialists" in an interview that aired Sunday. 

Speaking with radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970's "The Answer," Walker implied that Democratic candidates including Biden, Warren and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.) would mess up the economy if they're won the presidency. 

"Middle class working America were big winners under this presidency and it's why the last thing you want to do is screw it up and put a socialist like Bernie Sanders or other...wannabe socialists like Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden in," Walker said. 

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Biden, Warren and Sanders are considered the frontrunners in a crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field. Sanders has described himself as a democratic socialist but the others have not done so.

Warren said in March that it would be "wrong" to call her a socialist

Walker ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and his gubernatorial reelection bid last year.