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 BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left MORE and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid 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 SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report 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.