- Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, saying that the decision “seems political” in nature.
- “I’m no Trump fan. I want him as far away from the White House as possible. But a fundamental part of his appeal has been that it’s him against a corrupt government establishment. This raid strengthens that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust persecution,” Yang wrote about Monday's raid.
- “It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government,” the former presidential candidate added in a follow-up tweet. “But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.”
- Citing two unnamed sources, CBS News noted that FBI agents only took boxes and documents and did not appear to have taken any electronics from the property during the raid.
- Speaking to TMZ Live on Wednesday, Yang said that if the FBI does not uncover any “really strong” evidence against Trump, the recent raid will look like a political attack on the former president.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, saying the decision “seems political” in nature.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Yang, 47, wrote that although he is “no Trump fan,” the raid on the former U.S. president’s Palm Beach residence could be viewed as “unjust persecution” by millions of Americans.
- Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang sat down with Fox News Digital at the libertarian FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas on July 16 and warned of “tough” midterms ahead for Democrats, with inflation being a key issue for voters.
- Yang, who ran as a Democrat in 2020, explained that the U.S. needs to rethink its bipartisan system since he believes it has become reduced to sabotaging the opponent’s party.
- He referred to how Democrats have been spending millions of dollars to elevate particular Republican candidates who they consider the most beatable in November.
- He also reminded viewers that Democrats made the same mistake with Donald Trump in 2016, thinking they were going to easily beat the political outsider only to have him win the presidency.
- “If [a Biden-Trump] matchup is unappealing to you, then go to ForwardParty.com and let’s make sure that Americans have more choices in your community, but also in 2024,” Yang said, hinting at the possibility of his presidential bid for the upcoming election.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang sat down with Fox News Digital at the libertarian FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas on July 16 and warned of “tough” midterms ahead for Democrats, with inflation being a key issue for voters.
Yang, who ran as a Democrat in 2020, explained that the U.S. needs to rethink its bipartisan system since he believes it has become reduced to sabotaging the opponent’s party.
- Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, 47, believes that actor Matthew McConaughey, 52, could potentially get the United States out of its current “mess” if he runs for president in 2024.
- Speaking with comedian guest Shane Gillis while recording an episode of Yang’s podcast “Forward with Andrew Yang” on Monday, the businessman-turned-political candidate opened up about the state of the country’s two political parties.
- Yang then declared that there needs to be a “positive ex-institutional energy that comes up and ends up being this third force in American politics.”
- The person he cited as his ideal candidate was McConaughey, whom he described as someone who comes from “outside the institutions, but he’s not an assh*le in the same way Trump is.”
- “So I look at someone like that and think, ‘God, that’s the kind of figure that we need to get us out of this mess,'” Yang said.
- Other people Yang thinks could fall under the “ex-institutional” candidate category include Mark Cuban, The Rock and Oprah Winfrey.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that actor Matthew McConaughey could potentially get the United States out of its current “mess” if he runs for president in 2024.
Speaking with comedian guest Shane Gillis while recording an episode of Yang’s podcast “Forward with Andrew Yang” on Monday, the 47-year-old businessman-turned-political candidate opened up about the state of the country’s two political parties.
- Andrew Yang last week launched GoldenDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) focused on advancing “AAPI solidarity and empowerment.”
- DAOs are online organizations that aim to accomplish goals with the aid of blockchain technology.
- “Imagine a treasury of millions of dollars that can be activated based upon popular will in response to real-time events and members who engage both individually and in groups,” Yang told NextShark.
- GoldenDAO is grounded on values such as “combating social injustice;” “demystifying Asian mental health stigma;” “closing the gap on economic disparities;” encouraging “civic and community outreach;” promoting allyship and advocacy and boosting Asian culture, artistry and creatives.
- The organization looks at a total debut of 3,088 NFTs for an estimated sum of at least $9.6 million, based on current prices.
Former U.S. presidential candidate and Forward Party founder Andrew Yang has launched GoldenDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) advancing AAPI solidarity and empowerment.
A DAO is a group of people who gather online and commit to accomplish a shared purpose through blockchain technology. Last month, Yang also debuted Lobby3, a DAO focused on amplifying Web3 policies in Washington, D.C.
- Andrew Yang attempted to backtrack on an earlier tweet that said podcast host Joe Rogan isn’t racist because he works with Black people.
- In a series of follow-up posts explaining his defense of Rogan, Yang said, “Racism is real deep,” but that he wanted to “believe the best of people – especially if I’ve met and spent time with that person.”
- While the original tweet has since been deleted, screenshots were widely shared and sparked outrage.
Andrew Yang attempted to backtrack on an earlier Monday tweet that said popular podcast host Joe Rogan, who is facing a storm of controversy, isn’t racist because he works with Black people.
“I don’t think Joe Rogan is a racist — the man interacts with and works with black people literally all of the time,” the former Democratic presidential candidate tweeted on Sunday.
CNN host Jim Acosta recently called out Andrew Yang for engaging television host and political commentator Tucker Carlson in a discussion that included praise of a convicted murderer’s views.
Tucker’s talking points: Yang, who has announced his departure from the Democratic Party, was discussing his concerns about the existing two-party system in the U.S. on Wednesday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when Carlson cited the manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Andrew Yang has officially left the Democratic Party to register as an independent voter on Monday.
Driving the news: Yang, who first rose to prominence as a Democratic presidential candidate, believes he can make a greater impact by leaving the political party. He said that the current political system is “stuck” – partly due to increasing polarization – and that it has constrained people’s impacts.
Andrew Yang conceded defeat in the New York mayoral election after falling to fourth place despite his front runner status at the beginning of the election.
Why he’s conceding: Yang was one of the first of 13 Democratic candidates to drop out after results showed former police officer Eric Adams in the lead, according to Bloomberg.
After weeks of rumors, NY State Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) has officially backed Andrew Yang in the NYC mayoral race.
Why this endorsement matters: As the first Asian American elected to office in NYC, Liu’s endorsement is highly coveted for a growing Asian American electorate.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is facing backlash from social media users after posting a tweet on Monday that appears to be pro-Israel.
What happened: The former 2020 presidential candidate tweeted on Monday that he is “standing with the people of Israel” and “condemn[s] the Hamas terrorists” amid the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.