Donald Trump is reportedly already looking ahead to the 2020 election and has his team looking into the backgrounds of potential challengers. According to the New York Post, Trump’s team is looking into four Democrats: Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and this man – the one person Team Trump fears the most.
Multiple sources say the current administration is threatened by these potential opponents because of their ability to raise money and support quickly. However, the White House’s “biggest fear,” according to reports, is fellow political outsider Mark Cuban.
“He’s not a typical candidate,” says a Trump confidant. “He appeals to a lot of people the same way Trump did.”
Another source said, “If you believe in the Trump revolution, you can believe a candidate like Mark Cuban could win an election. And Mark is the kind of guy who would drop half a billion dollars of his own money on the race.”
Last weekend, the two billionaires got into a public squabble on Twitter. Cuban even tweeted a screenshot of an email he sent to then presidential candidate Trump in 2016, saying, “I may go after that job some day and it could be against you.”
Surprisingly, those who appear to be missing from Trump’s list include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.