Steve Bannon believes that Democrats, who want nothing more than to oust Donald Trump from the oval office could possibly put all their eggs on one basket and hope that Michelle Obama makes an eleventh-hour bid for the White House.
Bannon believes that none of the current democratic presidential candidates has the chance of defeating Trump like Obama would.
“I don’t see anybody that’s on this stage right now that can take President Trump one-on-one,” Bannon, a key player in Trump’s 2016 victory, said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures. “Democrats whose No. 1 priority is beating Trump could find their best option with candidates who aren’t yet in the race”, Bannon said.
“I’m not so sure his opponent has even declared yet. You’ve got to watch guys like Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama — a whole raft of potentials,” Bannon said. “There’s a number of potential Democratic candidates still out there that could join this race.”
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already announced that he has no plans to run for president. 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton announced back in March that she had no intention of running again.
Michelle Obama recently stated that there was “zero chance” that she would throw her hat in the political arena and run for president.
However, Obama’s words have not stopped Democrats from continuing to bring up her name. Some Democrats have also tossed around the idea of a nonpolitical candidate like Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban, as well as TV personality Oprah Winfrey.
Bannon isn’t the only person that has publicly stated that he believes Michelle Obama could beat Trump. Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore recently called on Michelle Obama to run. He went on to state that if she would run she would “crush it.”
“She is a beloved American, and she would go in there, and she would beat him,” Moore said on MSNBC. “She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.”
A Rasmussen poll conducted back in November showed that the majority of U.S. voters would vote for Obama over Trump. The poll also showed that Oprah Winfrey would beat Trump by 10 points.
Michelle Obama, 55, was named the world’s most admired woman in 2019.
Bannon added that he doubted that Democratic front runner Joe Biden had what it takes to defeat Trump.
Bannon said an “eleventh-hour candidate who gains momentum could make a play for support at the Democratic National Convention,” which will be held July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“There’s going to be ample opportunity to come into this race later in November, December, even when the primaries start,” he said. “Maybe a candidate can’t win the primary season, but they can take it into the convention.”